Jigsaw (1949)

Franchot Tone, Jean Wallace
Fletcher Markle
Film Noir
Assistant DA Howard Malloy (Franchot Tone) tangles with an extremist political faction called "The Crusaders" in this intense crime thriller from director Fletcher Markle. As Malloy investigates a series of murders he believes are linked to the group, he meets some colorful characters, including eccentric politicians, and a sultry nightclub singer who may or may not help him solve this jigsaw puzzle of death. Also, look for cameo appearances by Henry Fonda, John Garfield, Burgess Meredith, and Marlene Dietrich! (BW)