Original screenplay by Raymond Chandler
Alan Ladd (Johnny Morrison)
Veronica Lake (Joyce Harwood)
William Bendix (Buzz)
Howard da Silva (Eddie Harwood)
Doris Dowling (Helen Morrison)
Tom Powers (Captain Hendrickson)
Hugh Beaumont (George Copeland)
Howard Freeman (Corelli)
Don Costello (Leo)
Will Wright (Dad Newell)
You shouldn't take chances, picking up strangers like this.
Practically all the people I know were strangers when I first met them.
I'm not that kind of rat.
What kind of a rat are you?
I'm not a suspect, am I?
I don't know. How do you feel about it?
GEORGE (Johnny's lawyer friend)
We have to wait for Johnny!
Wait for Johnny?!? What do you think I am, a camel?!?