Man in the Dark

Synopsis: A thug is convicted and undergoes experimental brain surgery to remove the criminal element in his brain. The operation wipes out all memories of his past life, including where he stashed the loot. He is abducted by his gang and they try to beat the truth out of him. His memories return in the form of weird dreams, and he and his old girlfriend track down the clues to find the money.
Director(s): Lew Landers
Production: Columbia Pictures
 
IMDB:
6.3
APPROVED
Year:
1953
70 min
15 Views


by my company.

He can't be tried

for that crime again.

And when he agreed to this operation,

he was paroled in my custody.

Right now, Rawley doesn't even

remember his own name.

He believes that his loss of memory

is due to a traffic accident.

It's important

that nothing disturbs him...

and that no one

brings up his past.

I don't think my company will see

eye to eye with you on that.

Good day, Mr. Jawald.

Okay.

But I've got

a one-track mind...

and 130,000 reasons

to stay on that track.

[ Door Closes ]

[ Electric Current Buzzing ]

What do you call

this gadget, Doc?

A polygraph.

Sounds like something

that eats crackers.

It's commonly called

a lie detector.

Oh. You want me

to lie to you, Doc?

No. It's just a routine test.

Well, get your contraption goin'.

What's your name?

James Blake.

How old are you?

Thirty-four.

- How do you know you're 34?

- Miss Quist told me.

Where were you born?

I don't remember.

Where did you live?

I don't remember that either.

What kind of work

did you do?

By the looks of these, I never

did a day's work in my life.

Have you ever been in jail?

No, but I kissed a girl once.

You don't need your machine

for that. Check with Miss Quist.

Any more questions, Doc?

Just one.

Does $130,000

mean anything to you?

[ Exhales ]

Yeah.

That's a lot of money.

Morning, Blake.

Hi, Doc.

How do you like my work?

Very professional job.

Ever do any gardening before?

Not that I can remember.

Well, keep up the good work.

Oh, say, Doc.

I was curious about something.

Yes?

Well, I'm in pretty good shape now. I

eat like a horse, feel as strong as one.

How long do I stick around?

Not very much longer.

Oh? Well, what do I do

when I leave?

What would you like to do? [

Chuckles ] Gee, I don't know.

Maybe I oughta stick around

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