Build My Gallows High

Classic 1940s American film noir which tells a grim, complex tale of love and betrayal. Private detective Jeff Bailey falls for Kathie Moffett, the mistress of mobster Whit Sterling, when the mobster hires him to track her down in Mexico after she shot Sterling and stole 40,000 pounds from him. When she double-crosses Bailey and returns to the gangster, the detective changes his identity and drops out of sight as a garage owner. Sterling still wants his money back, however, and he and the duplicitous Kathie plot to lure the Bailey into a vengeful scenario.


  • - on
  • 2008-01-02 02:10:00 - 2008-01-02 03:45:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Wales,
  • 2009-12-27 01:50:00 - 2009-12-27 03:20:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,


  • Director Jacques Tourneur
  • Jeff Bailey Robert Mitchum
  • Kathie Moffett Jane Greer
  • Meta Carson Rhonda Fleming
  • Whit Sterling Kirk Douglas
  • Jim Richard Webb
  • Fisher Steve Brodie
  • Ann Virginia Huston
  • Joe Paul Valentine
  • The Kid Dickie Moore
  • Eels Ken Niles
  • Producer Warren Duff
  • Writer Geoffrey Homes