Herbert Leonard, who successfully produced many TV shows, made his directorial debut with this film but was defeated by Mitchum's sleep-walking. Recently released from prison, Mitchum is a man who murdered his wife 13 years previously and is attempting to establish a relationship with his
son, Vincent, who saw him dispatch the woman in a gruesome fashion. Mitchum settles in a seaside town, and Vincent goes looking for him. Mitchum is now an empty hulk of a man living with Vaccaro, who acts as the go-between for the two men. She is good as the woman, and Vincent is believable as the
confused and angry young man. It was interesting to see Mitchum break out of his tou...