Act of Violence, 1949. Directed by Fred Zinnemann (A Man for All Seasons, Oklahoma!, From Here to Eternity, The Day of the Jackal, High Noon)
Starring Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Mary Astor, Janet Leigh
Synopsis: An embittered, vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's planned escape attempt from a Nazi prison camp.
A very intelligent and thought provoking film from Zinnemann, and his only film-noir. The acting is stellar with everyone on their A-game, and the taut script makes the time fly by.
The first time I saw it, however, I couldn't jump th