Undertow 1949 DVD - Scott Brady / John Russell
Seven years ago,Tony Reagan (Scott Brady), was a low-level member of the Chicago syndicate; he was run out of town back then for being involved with the kingpin Big Jim's niece. Currently, Reagan has been vacationing in Reno, at a lodge in which he intends to invest with the father of an old army buddy. He bumps into an old friend/former colleague from Chicago named Danny Morgan (John Russell). It turns out they are both hoping to soon be married.
On his way home to Chicago to propose to his girl, Reagan shares the flight with a schoolteacher, Ann McKnight (Peggy Dow), someone he met at a Reno casino and helped win at the gambling table. At the airport, he is met by the police; it seems they have been tipped off that Reagan is looking to stir trouble with Big Jim.
The police put a tail on him, which he shakes on a Chicago elevated train. Reagan meets up with his bride-to-be, Sally Lee (Dorothy Hart). He tells her he will go to Big Jim to make peace. But when the uncle is murdered, Reagan is framed for it.
On the run from both the police and from the unknown murderers, Reagan enlists the help of McKnight and an old buddy, Charles Reckling (Bruce Bennett), a detective. They discover the truth: Morgan is also engaged to Sally Lee, and together they are responsible for murdering her uncle and framing Reagan.
Reagan manages to clear himself, however, after which he and McKnight end up in each other's arms, bound for that lodge in Reno.
Scott Brady as Tony Reagan
John Russell as Danny Morgan
Dorothy Hart as Sally Lee
Peggy Dow as Ann McKnight
Bruce Bennett as Reckling
Gregg Martell as Frost
Robert Anderson as Stoner
Dan Ferniel as Gene (as Daniel Ferniel)
Rock Hudson as Detective (as Roc Hudson)
Charles Sherlock as Cooper
Anne P. Kramer as Clerk (as Ann Pearce)
Robert Easton as Fisher
Runtime: 71 Minutes