I really enjoyed this one! It's one of the best film noirs I've seen. It was interesting watching Edward G. Robinson play a shy and sensitive man after seeing him in Key Largo. Shows how versatile he can be. It's too bad that it has been shown in terrible quality though.
There's a restored print from the folks at Kino. So if you're looking to purchase it, that's the one to buy.
Incidentally the film was produced in 1945, not 1949. The same trio of actors (Robinson, Bennett & Duryea) plus director (Fritz Lang) also made THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW.