Raw Deal is a 1948 film noir directed by Anthony Mann and shot by cinematographer John Alton. Prisoner Joe Sullivan , who has "taken the fall" for an unspecified crime, breaks jail with the help of his girl, Pat . Neither Joe nor Pat is aware that the escape has been facilitated as a set-up by mobster Rick Coyle , a sadistic pyromaniac, who has arranged for Joe to be killed during the break-out in order to avoid confronting him and paying Joe his agree-upon share of $50,000 for the crime. When the break-out scheme succeeds, contrary to Rick's expectations, Rick decides that he must have Joe...
|Release date:||May 26, 1948|
|Directed by:||Anthony Mann|
|Music by:||Paul Sawtell|
|Screenplay by:||Arnold B. Armstrong, Audrey Ashley, Leopold Atlas, John C. Higgins|