Holmes is visited by Mr. Chalmers (Gavin Muir), an insurance agent with a strange tale. Seven elderly single men, calling themselves “The Good Comrades”, live together in the remote Scottish castle of Drearcliffe House, near the village of Inverneill. Recently one of the “Good Comrades” received a strange message, an envelope containing nothing but seven orange pips.
John Conroy, a crusading district attorney, is tasked to crack down on a crime syndicate, which proves more dangerous because the mob has many city officials under their control.
An expose of the bribery of parole board officials by the underworld to obtain the illegal release of hardened gangsters from prison. The government sends FBI agent Richard Hendricks, at the request of the state governor, to investigate.
A crime boss betrays his men. They spend 10 years in prison, while he goes free. When they get out of prison, they decide to look him up. The police are interested in the mastermind too.
Appointment with Death with Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher has us covered for a pretty neat little whodunnit. Based on the novel by Agatha Christie.
If you wanted a really good example of a film noir from 1948, the Scar is for you. It was also known as Hollow Triumph. The main character is a guy named John Mueller and he’s assuming a new identity to avoid getting whacked by a mobster he robbed. But as they say, Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes. Of course, that is usually the plot motivation of a noir. This one sports really good production values, a decent plot and Joan Bennett.