The Chase (1946)

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The Chase opens without uttering a word. A down-on-his-luck World War II vet still reeling from his days overseas stares longingly through a diner window. Looking, alas, is all that Chuck Scott (Robert Cummings) can afford. After getting that eyeful, he glances down to discover a wallet overflowing with cash. Though he does treat himself afterwards to a hearty meal, Scott resists the temptation to pocket another dime, choosing instead to deliver the wallet and its ample remaining contents to its rightful owner. Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran) is grateful. It's not as if Roman needs the money, holed up in a sprawling mansion in Miami as he is. Still, he's charmed enough by Scott's honesty and plight to offer him a job as a chauffeur. That Scott barely bats an eye when Roman plays backseat driver -- he has a separate set of gas and brake pedals -- careening towards a freight train at such dizzying speeds that the odometer can't measure them only endears his new toy to him that much more.

Scott's no fool, wholly aware that Roman and his flunky Gino (Peter Lorre) aren't the most upstanding of citizens. He's smart enough not to ask any questions, quietly taking them wherever he's instructed to go. Scott is often tasked to drive Roman's wife Lorna (Mich?le Morgan) around as well, and she's particularly fond of an isolated oceanside dock. One evening, she asks Scott to take her somewhere else -- a place not exactly accessible by car. Lorna is desperate to escape from Eddie's clutches, hoping to find something resembling sanctuary a couple hundred miles south in Cuba. She's all too aware that she'd never make it there herself in one piece, but with Scott as an accomplice, then...perhaps. Compelled more by her predicament than by the thousand dollars he's offered, Scott agrees to shepherd her there. Roman knows something is afoot and makes Scott sweat in the hours that follow, but he and Lorna still manage to make good their escape.

Luxury. Sex. Romance. Havana. By the time Scott and Lorna set foot on Cuban soil, the two of them are madly in love. It's in the middle of one passionate embrace that Lorna collapses in her lover's arms, with a stiletto blade embedded deep within her back. Of course the authorities consider Scott to be the chief and only suspect. They've only just arrived, and there's not another soul on the island who knows the first thing about the late Mrs. Roman. Every avenue that Scott can think of to clear his name -- the shopkeeper who sold him a similar but decidedly different knife than the murder weapon, a photographer who may have captured the actual killer in the act -- proves to be a dead end. There surely must be someone...somewhere...some way to reveal the truth?


Robert Cummings as Chuck Scott
Michele Morgan as Lorna Roman
Steve Cochran as Eddie Roman
Peter Lorre as Gino
Don Wilson as Fats
James Westerfield as Job the Butler
Jack Holt as Commander Davidson
Lloyd Corrigan as Emmerrich Johnson
Alexis Minotis as Lt. Acosta
Nina Koschetz as Madame Chin
Martin Garralaga as Havana Cabman
Jimmy Ames as The Killer

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