Herbert Lom as Kristo; Richard Widmark as Harry Fabian; Hugh Marlowe as Adam Dunne; Mike Mazurki as The Strangler; Gene Tierney as Mary Bristol; Googie Withers as Helen Nosseross; Charles Farrell as Mickey Beer; Francis L. Sullivan as Phil Nosseross; Ada Reeve as Molly the Flower Lady; Stanislaus Zbyszko as Gregorius the Great
NR (Not Rated)
Londoner Harry Fabian is a second-rate con man looking for an angle. After years of putting up with Harry's schemes, his girlfriend, Mary, becomes fed up when he taps her for yet another loan. His latest ploy, promoting an aging Greek wrestler, goes awry when the wrestler dies and everyone points the finger at Harry. Hiding out in a riverfront barge, Harry sees his grand ambitions spiral into a nightmare of fear and desperation as the underworld closes in.