Ruthless 1948 – Full Movie, Raymond Burr, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet, Drama, Crime

Wealthy, powerful Horace Vendig (Zachary Scott) always gets what he wants. Even as a poor youth, he charmed his way into high society by getting the father of his friend, Martha (Diana Lynn), to foot the bill for his Harvard education. When Vic (Louis Hayward), another childhood pal, is invited to Vendig’s mansion for a party, he brings along Mallory Flagg (also Lynn), who happens to bear a striking resemblance to Martha. As Vic and Horace reunite, old resentments rise to the surface.

Some may not consider Ruthless to be a fully qualified noir but in actuality, it contains many of the characteristics generally found in movies of this type such as: use of shadows, cutting dialogue, flashbacks, inhumanity, corruption, fatal ending, and so on.

Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer
Starring: Raymond Burr, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet, Louis Hayward, Diana Lynn.

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Source Collection
Copyright Collection (Library Of Congress)
Credit Line: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.
Public Domain


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