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Whistle Stop (1946)

Director: Leonide Moguy
Actors: George Raft, Ava Gardner, Victor McLaglen, Tom Conway, Jorja Curtright
Runtime: 85 min.

After living in Chicago for a stint, Mary (Ava Gardner) returns to her tiny "whistle stop" hometown only to find herself caught between the affections of a former lover and his sworn enemy. Mary must choose one of them before the fight for her love turns into a crime of passion.

Trivia: Two-time Oscar winner Victor McLaglen (Gitlo) was a John Ford regular and the father of director Andrew McLaglen (McLintock). The screenplay for this film was adapted from a 1941 novel of the same name by author Maritta Wolff.