Dangerous Passage (1944)

STARRING:
Robert Lowery, Phyllis Brooks, Charles Arnt, Jack La Rue
DIRECTED BY:
William Berke
GENRE:
Film Noir
A classic 1940’s noir set almost entirely aboard an ominous freighter travelling from Central America to Galveston, Texas, this film revolves around the ill-fated Joe Beck (portrayed by none other than the original Batman, Robert Lowery) as he attempts to retrieve his deceased grandfather’s fortune. With a cast filled out by B-movie royalty like Phyllis Brooks (In Old New York) and Jack LaRue (A Farewell to Arms), this little-known Golden Era gem packs a surprising amount of twists and turns into its 60-minute runtime. (BW)