The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

Director
Robert Wise

Main cast
Richard Basehart; Valentina Cortese; William Lundigan; Fay Baker; Gordon Gebert

Genres
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Description
Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America.


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