One Way Street

One Way Street
For the Soup Dragons song "One Way Street", see Hydroponic. For the Aerosmith song, see Aerosmith (album).
One Way Street
Directed by Hugo Fregonese
Produced by Leonard Goldstein
Written by Lawrence Kimble (story)
Starring James Mason
Märta Torén
Dan Duryea
Music by Frank Skinner
Cinematography Maury Gertsman
Distributed by Universal International Pictures
Release date(s) April 1, 1950 (U.S. release)
Running time 79 min.
Language English

One Way Street is a 1950 film directed by Hugo Fregonese that stars James Mason. The black-and-white crime film, considered to be film noir, takes place mainly in Mexico.

Rock Hudson appears as a truck driver, but is uncredited.


Dr. Frank Matson, a physician, steals $200,000 from mob boss John Wheeler henchmen after a robbery Wheeler and henchman Ollie have pulled off. Forced to go on the run, Matson also takes Wheeler's girlfriend Laura Thorsen with him.

After hiding out in Mexico, word gets back to Matson that Wheeler knows where he is. He and Laura go back to Los Angeles planning to return the money, only to find Wheeler has been shot by Ollie. About to meet the same fate, Matson produces a gun and kills Ollie instead.

Laura is waiting for him at a cafe. As they leave, Matson turns to go back for a pack of cigarettes, but is hit by a car coming down the one-way street.

Featured cast

Actor Role
James Mason Dr. Frank Matson
Märta Torén Laura Thorsen
Dan Duryea John Wheeler
Basil Ruysdael Father Moreno
William Conrad Ollie
Rodolfo Acosta Francisco Morales
King Donovan Grieder

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