As at least one other reviewer has commented, the real star of this film is Union Station itself -- the setting is supposed to be Chicago Union Station but actually Los Angeles Union Station was used in the filming. The place supplies atmosphere in excess and is shown off magnificently in the stark and well-composed black and white cinematography. The story is essentially a straight procedural drama centering around the kidnapping of a blind young woman. The prime bad guy is truly bad, and the police -- led by William Holden and Barry Fitzgerald -- are just as determined to catch him, with the safety of the girl an uncertain calculation in their minds. Meanwhile, a friend of the family, played by Nancy Olson, was the one who just by coincidence gave the cops enough information to put them onto the plot before the kidnapped girl's father is contacted by the crooks. Reluctantly, the father allows the police to quietly pursue the three conspirators. After some truly clumsy trailing in one case and undisguised beating and mental torture in the other, one crook dies and another confesses all, leaving the ringleader alone with his own girlfriend and the victim. From there it's a tense manhunt and search for the kidnapped woman, right down to the end. All that sounds rather exciting, and up to a point it is. However, the initial involvement of Olson's character hinges of rather unlikely coincidence, and her continued presence strikes me as highly unrealisic -- she's allowed to hang around and become a de facto participant in trailing and confronting the bad guys. It's all procedure with virtually no texture -- an attempt is made to humanize Holden's character, and there's just enough down town in the propulsive plot line to suggest that he and Olson's character are going to hit it off romantically once the credits are over. But then, at just over 80 minutes in length, this film has little room for anything but the main show. For what it is, that show is pretty compelling if predictable and largely within the box. It's still worth a watch, however. This transfer is excellent.