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|Burt Lancaster||Steve Thompson / Narrator|
|Yvonne De Carlo||Anna Dundee|
|Dan Duryea||Slim Dundee|
|Stephen McNally||Det. Lt. Peter 'Pete' Ramirez|
|Esy Morales||Orchestra Leader|
|Richard Long||Slade Thompson|
|Joan Miller||The Lush|
|Edna Holland||Mrs. Thompson|
|Raymond Burr||Gangster (uncredited)|
|Tony Curtis||Gigolo (uncredited)|
|Gene Evans||Donlan (armored car guard) (uncredited)|
Reuniting with director Siodmak after their success with Ernest Hemingway's The Killers, Burt Lancaster plays Steve Thompson, a man who seals his dark fate when he returns to Los Angeles to find his ex-wife Anna Dundee (Yvonne DeCarlo) eager to rekindle their love against all better judgment.She encourages their affair but then quickly marries mobster Slim Dundee (Dan Duryea). To deflect suspicion of the affair, Steve Thompson leads Dundee into a daylight armored-truck robbery, only to be "criss crossed" when the crime is pulled off.
Theatrical : 1949-01-12 : United States of America
DVD : 2004-07-06