Part of our Film Noir Season
One evening, private detective Mike Hammer picks up a strange woman, Christina, who's standing on the highway wearing only a trench coat. After an altercation with strangers further down the road, Mike is warned not to investigate any further by the police, although this only leads Mike and his girlfriend and assistant, Velda, to become ensnared in a dark plot.
'A crucial influence on what would become the French new wave, an irresistibly seedy trip through the Los Angeles underworld, and a valuable artifact of Cold War anxiety' - Jessica Winter, Time Out
Book onto our accompanying film studies course, Robert's Genre Club: Film Noir