Open Secret (1948)
Drama / Film Noir
Directed by John Reirdt
Cast: John Ireland as Paul Lester
Jane Randolph as Nancy Lester
Sheldon Leonard as Detective Sgt. Mike Frontelli
Roman Bohnen as Roy Locke
George Tyne as Harry Strauss
Morgan Farley as Larry Mitchell
Ellen Lowe as Mae Locke
Arthur O'Connell as Carter
Rory Mallinson as Chuck Hill
Bert Conway as Mace
Paul and Nancy Lester are newlyweds back in the old neighborhood to visit a good friend who has disappeared. Investigation leads them to the center of a violent hate cult that is willing to murder any Jewish outsiders unfortunate enough to set foot on their turf.
Slick expressionistic lighting and fluid camera work augment this moralistic drama, as interesting for its techniques as it is for its universal message.
Actors: John Ireland, Sheldon Leonard, Arthur O'Connell