October 3rd, 2009
BORN TO KILL
Dir. Robert Wise (USA, 1947) 92 mins
Sam Wild (Lawrence Tierney) murders two innocent people over a simple social slight. He chances to meet Helen Trent, (Claire Trevor), who discovers the victims but chooses to remain silent as she is leaving town and doesn’t want to be impeded by the police. Though Sam Wild and Helen Trent fall in love, Helen Trent is already married. Wild continues to aggressively pursue her even as he marries her half-sister. The two disturbed characters parlay their dark secrets into a morass of trouble.