Hello Fellow Noir Fans. This week’s selection is The Threat.Kluger (Charles McGraw), a cold-blooded killer, breaks out of jail and systemically abducts the people he holds responsible for his arrest – the nightclub singer (Virginia Grey) he thinks betrayed him, the cop (Michael O’Shea) who arrested him and the D.A. who sentenced him. With the help of two henchmen and a hired van driver, Kluger takes his hostages deep into the desert where he intends to dispose of them before making his getaway via a hired plane to Mexico. Even the best-laid plans can fall apart though and the relentless sun, scorching temperatures and rising tension between Kluger and his accomplices create an explosive atmosphere which eventually erupts in violence.
Check out the intro that Eddie Muller did. Enjoy as usual.
F. M. Laster
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