Tom Neal is Al Roberts, a drifter unjustly accused of murder. Ann Savage plays Vera, who tries to blackmail him.
Al: "OK. Call the cops. Go ahead and call the cops. See if I care. At least they'll give me a square deal."
Vera: "You want me to call them?"
Al: "You heard me. But I warn you: I'm pinched, I'll swear you were in on it. I'll say that you helped me. If I fry. I'll get even with you."
Vera: "You wouldn't dare. You're chicken!"
Al: "Yeah? Then try and see." [01:04:02]
Detour (1945) Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, written by Martin Goldsmith. Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Sue Harvey, Edmund MacDonald, Tim Ryan, Esther Howard, Pat Gleason. 67 min. USA, English, Black and White, Mono. (Drama)