Promoter Frankie Christopher, being grilled by police in the murder of model Vicky Lynn, recalls in flashback: First meeting her as a waitress, Frankie decides to parlay her beauty into social acceptance and a lucrative career. He succeeds only too well: she's on the eve of deserting him for Hollywood...when someone kills her. Now Frankie gets the feeling that Inspector Ed Cornell is determined to pin the killing on him and only him. He's right. And the only one he can turn to for help is Jill, the victim's sister, who's been cool toward him... Written by
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Did You Know?
According to the DVD, this film was originally titled "Hot Spot" and a title sequence was shot using this (included on the DVD without music), but subsequently dropped in favor of "I Wake Up Screaming." However, the title "Hot Spot" was retained for its UK release, and British prints incorporate the original title sequence. See more
During the nightclub scene, Frankie removes a price tag from Vicky's glove that wasn't in previous shots. See more
The trouble with you is you pretend you don't care about things, but you do.
Featured in American Grindhouse
Music and lyrics by Bobby Troup
Deleted scene, sung by Betty Grable
. Included in Extras section of dvd. See more