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Though he doesn't know it at first, industrialist Walter Williams (Brian Donlevy) shouldn't trust his wife Irene (Helen Walker) any farther than he can throw her. Irene schemes with her lover Jim Torrance (Tony Barrett) to kill Walter in an "accidental" car crash. The plan fails, and it is Jim who is killed. When it develops that he is assumed to have also died in the accident, Walter changes his name and heads to a small town where no one knows him. Here he starts life all over again as a humble garage mechanic, falling in love with his boss Marsha Peters (Ella Raines) in the process. Disaster looms when detective Quincy (Charles Coburn) comes sniffing around; it seems that Lt. Quincy suspects the incognito Williams of murdering Torrance. To reveal any more would be giving the game away. Impact co-stars longtime favorite Anna May Wong, making her first screen appearance since 1942. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Brian Donlevy
as Walter Williams
Ella Raines
as Marsha Peters
Charles Coburn
as Lieutenant Quincy
Mae Marsh
as Mrs. Peters
Tony Barrett
as Jim Torrance
William Wright
as District Attorney
Robert Warwick
as Capt. Callahan
Philip Ahn
as Ah Sing
Raymond Bond
Sam Finn
William H. Ruhl
Anna May Wong
as Su Lin
Clarence Kolb
as Darcy
Art Baker
as Defense attorney (Eldridge)
Will Wright
as District Attorney
Sheila Graham
as Herself
Glenn Vernon
as Ed
Jason Robards, Sr.
as Judge
Erskine Sanford
as Dr. Bender
Ruth Robinson
as Apartment manager
Ben Welden
as Moving van helper
Hans Herbert
as Station master
Joel Friedkin
as Uncle Ben
Joe Kirk
as Hotel clerk
Harry V. Cheshire
as Irene's Attorney
Jason Robards, Sr.
as Judge
Anna May Wong
as Su Lin
Ben Welden
as Moving van helper
Ruth Robinson
as Apartment manager
Will Wright
as District Attorney
Joe Kirk
as Hotel clerk
Hans Herbert
as Station master
Sheila Graham
as Herself
Joel Friedkin
as Uncle Ben
Art Baker
as Defense attorney (Eldridge)
Clarence Kolb
as Darcy
Erskine Sanford
as Dr. Bender
Glenn Vernon
as Ed

Crew

Arthur Lubin
Director
Jay Dratler
Screenwriter
Ernest Laszlo
Cinematographer
Michel Michelet
Composer (Music Score)
Rudi Feld
Art Director
Lee Greenway
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