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Molly Fitzgerald, who works for Abrams and Co. Jewelers (although the company safe reads "Adams & Co. Jewelers"), is accosted on the street by a stranger who asks her for a date, but her fiancé, police officer Terry Mulvaney chases him away. Spike, the stranger, is interested in Molly other than for her pretty face; he is a member of a gang of jewel thieves who are planning to rob Abrams and want to use her to obtain information regarding the merchant's shipments of jewels. Through another ruse, gang member Flash Ackroyd gets the information and, through careful planning, frames Terry for the robbery. One of Abrams' assistants is killed and Terry is charged with robbery and murder. Terry escapes but Molly is fired as Abrams thinks she was in on the robbery. Molly gets a job in a nightclub ran by the gangsters. The train on which Terry is escaping is wrecked and he is transported to a hospital more dead than alive. Written by
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Charles Lamont - the director - was especially known for his comedies, such as the Abbot and Costello ones, not for film noirs. From him, I have already seen I WAS A SHOPLIFTER, INTERNATIONAL CRIME and ROAD AGENT, but this latest is maybe a western, I am not sure. Anyway, this little programmer is quite entertaining, although the story seems not so unusual. A cop is falsely accused of a stick up, pulled by thieves impersonating him. I won't repeat the story line told above. And I am also surprised no one has commented it yet. It has been released in Alpha Video DVD. It is available in stores.
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