Army deserter is caught out, and finds himself trapped in an ever growing web of bad luck and circumstance.
Interesting film, sort of like a British version of Detour, at least until it gets a bit silly in the final reel. Notable for a very bitter postwar atmosphere; soldiers are drunken bullies, cops do nothing but harass innocent people, and everyone is just trying to get by, however they can. Also has an odd hobby-horse about Army deserters, which I guess were a problem just after the war? Not bad, but not consistently good enough to be a classic.