Across The Bridge
From a novel by Graham Greene, Rod Steiger plays an unscrupulous financier who has absconded to Mexico with company funds. A genius at improvisation, he evades the authorities and concocts a scheme whereby he will murder a man, dispose of the body and assume the dead man's identity. He soon learns the dead man whose identity he has assumed was an even more notorious fugitive from justice. In one of Steiger's most poignant performances, it is the bond to his victim's dog that leads to his downfall.