Dir. Tay Garnett (1946).
It’s more MGM than James M. Cain, but Tay Garnett’s overly polite adaptation of the archetypal adultery-murder meller can boast a hot couple of studio stars in Lana Turner and John Garfield.
“Hey look, I consider Hank Williams, Captain Marvel, Marlon Brando, The Tennessee Stud, Clark Kent, Walter Cronkite, and J. Carrol Nalsh all influences. Now what is it — please — what is it exactly you people want to know?”
"More than any other contemporary African-American athlete, his ability to thrive in the pressure cooker of corporate America, while never making any embarrassing 'I’m not black, I’m universal' comments or selling his soul rather than just his visage, makes him a role model"