George Raft plays Johnny Torno, a tougher than asphalt character careening between religion and revenge in this taut film noir character drama produced and directed by Roy Del Ruth. Torno thinks everything’s jake thanks to the safe return of his brother Jess (Arthur Franz), a young priest, from a POW camp. But trouble is brewing in the form of his ex-employee, embezzling book keeper Nick Cherney (Raymond Burr), who is serving time for sticking his hand into Johnny Torno’s trucking company’s till. Cherney tasks fellow con Rocky (Harry Morgan) with revenge delivery, and the deed sends Johnny out to the streets, desperately searching for a missing Bible and the meaning behind a message from Jess. Mixing holts and soul, Red Light features one of Raft’s most nuanced tough guys, buoyed by a stellar support staff, including Virginia Mayo, Gene Lockhart and Barton MacLane.