A classic British film noir thriller with screenplay by Grahame Greene and Terence Rattigan. Baby-faced Attenborough was only 23 years old when he played the ruthless gangster Pinkie. The menacing and dark Pinkie sets about identifying a possible witness to a murder he has committed. He courts the young and naïve waitress who could jeopardise his alibi. Brighton plays the jolly seaside backdrop to a dark and frightening underworld.