The New Pictures, Dec. 17, 1945

Cornered (RKO Radio) is ex-Crooner Dick Powell's second try (The first: Murder, My Sweet) in the sort of unshaven, tough-talking role usually reserved for Humphrey Bogart. This time Powell is a Canadian flyer, an ex-prisoner of the Nazis, with an ugly scar on his close-cropped head and a frozen scowl on his face. He is out to get the dirty collaborationist who murdered his young French wife. The chase takes him to South America and into a nest of fashionably dressed, fast-living people who are plainly plotting the next Nazi war of aggression. This shady and suspicious-looking set goes in...