Free Afternoon Movies - DARKER NOIR CLASSICS
February 27 Union Station (1950) 1 hr 21 minutes
Secretary Joyce Willecombe (Nancy Olson) grows suspicious of two men boarding her train. She’s referred to ‘Tough Willy’ Calhoun, head of the Union Station police (William Holden). All-seeing, no-nonsense Calhoun is initially skeptical, but the men—who escape—prove to be involved in a kidnap case. Calhoun calls in tough police Inspector Donnelly (Barry Fitzgerald), but the ruthless kidnappers’ precision planning stays one jump ahead of them.
Most of the action centers around bustling Union Station. Two former mayors of Mayberry (the setting of The Andy Griffith Show) appear in this movie: Parley Baer (Mayberry mayor Stoner) was a cop, and Dick Elliott (Mayberry mayor Pike) was a powerhouse workman.