DESERT FURY (1947)
A film by Lewis Allen.
Cast: John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster.
Fritzi Haller is a powerful casino owner in Chuckawalla, Nevada. Her daughter Paula (having quit school) returns at the same time as racketeer Eddie Bendix, who left under suspicion of murdering his wife. Paula and Eddie become involved; each for their own reasons, Fritzi, Paula’s old beau Tom, and Eddie’s pal Johnny try to break up the relationship. Then Eddie’s past catches up with him in an unexpected way.
Yes it is a 1947 movie in color my go what happen? yes color was invented back then I think the studios were reluctant to use it. You have a blonde bomb shell in you hands like Lizabeth Scott who is attracted to a two bit racketeer who is blame to kill his wife or shall we say to get rid of his wife. Then you have his pale, his partner in crime who has been with him for 15 years. Johnny ryan (Wendell Corey) who sees her as a distraction and does not want her in the picture plus if she is in the picture then He won’t need him. But all hell break loose when Johnny gets jealous of Paula and paula gets her way with Eddie. Pretty good movie on can see on youtube.