One Way Street 1950

One Way Street 1950

The Plot:

Dr. Frank Matson, a physician, steals $200,000 from mob boss John Wheeler henchmen after a robbery Wheeler and henchman Ollie have pulled off. Forced to go on the run, Matson also takes Wheeler’s girlfriend Laura Thorsen with him. Big trouble. Its one thing to steal another man’s money, but taking a girl is adding insult to injury. You know this won’t end well.

After hiding out in Mexico, word gets back to Matson that Wheeler knows where he is. He and Laura return to Los Angeles planning to return the money, only to find Wheeler has been shot by Ollie. About to meet the same fate, Matson produces a gun and kills Ollie instead.

Laura is waiting for him at a cafe. As they leave, Matson turns to go phone the airline to get away with Laura, but is hit by a car coming down the one-way street.

The Background:

One Way Street is a 1950 film noir crime film directed by Hugo Fregonese starring James Mason, Märta Torén and Dan Duryea. The crime film takes place mainly in Mexico.