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Walk a Crooked Mile was filmed almost entirely on location. FBI agent
Dan O'Hara (Dennis O'Keefe) and Scotland Yard operative Philip Grayson
(Louis Hayward) team up to investigate a security leak at a Southern
California atomic plant. The investigation takes place in San
Francisco, where a communist spy ring flourishes. Actors as Raymond
Burr and Philip Van Zandt play the communist agents.
The documentary technique gives a factual gloss to the melodramatic format. Action moves back and forth between San Francisco and the atomic plant in southern California. Gordon Douglas' knowledgeable directing keeps the film moving forward. He manages to build suspense through misdirection. The method used to take information out of the atomic plant is well protected thus keeping you guessing.
The movie is typical 40s and early 50s film noir.