John Barrington busts free from a mental institution, unable to remember killing a woman with a scarf — the crime that landed him in the asylum. While seeking refuge with a turkey farmer, John starts to think he was set up.
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As I recall, The Scarf had some nice Los Angeles locations circa 1951, also lots of psychiatry tie-ins; the regard for which Hollywood held its cynical beliefs well into the 1960s. E.A. Dupont was one of the amazing German directors who worked in Hollywood during the silent days and early talkies. His best work was probably in Germany, but The Scarf was interesting and Mercedes McCambridge wasn't such a sourpuss.