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This modern-day "Faust" variation benefits from a superb cast. Thomas Mitchell plays Joseph Foster, an honest judge who wants to become governor. Blocked by corrupt political forces, Foster would practically have to make a deal with the Devil to reach his goal. Enter Nick Beal (Ray Milland), a diabolically handsome gent with a slick line of patter and a smooth, infallible method of getting things done. Failing to recognize his benefactor's true identity (after all, Nick has no horns or cloven hooves) Foster agrees to the deal when Nick assures him that the end result is for the good of the people. To bind the bargain, Nick sends out one of his most trusted associates, Donna Allen (Audrey Totter), to keep Foster in line. When Foster finally realizes that he's sold his soul, there seems to be no way out..but that's when the forces of Good, represented by Foster's wife Martha (Geraldine Wall) and his clergyman friend Thomas Gaylord (George Macready), switch into high gear. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Ray Milland
as Nick Beal
Audrey Totter
as Donna Allen
Thomas Mitchell
as Joseph Foster
Geraldine Wall
as Martha Foster
George Macready
as Reverend Thomas Garfield
Henry O'Neill
as Judge Ben Hobbs
Darryl Hickman
as Larry Price
Fred Clark
as Frankie Faulkner
Nestor Paiva
as Karl
King Donovan
as Peter Wolfe
Douglas Spencer
as Henry Cuthbert
Tom Dugan
Maxine Gates
as Josie
Stuart Holmes
John Shay
Philip Van Zandt
Erno Verebes
as Mr. Cox
Joe Whitehead
Erno Verebes
as Mr. Cox
Maxine Gates
as Josie


John Farrow
John Farrow
Jonathan Latimer
Mindret Lord
Screen Story
Lionel Lindon
Franz Waxman
Composer (Music Score)
Franz Bachelin
Art Director
Hans Dreier
Art Director
Sam Comer
Set Designer
Ross Dowd
Set Designer