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?
In Darryl F. Zanuck's original concept of the film, it was to end with a Grable song, but that idea eventually was discarded. "Daddy" (music and lyrics by Bobby Troup
), plugged by Betty Grable
in a store's music department, was cut from the film so that Twentieth Century-Fox could showcase Miss Grable in a fully dramatic role. The shooting script had Betty working as a stenographer instead of plugging songs. As her sole musical moment, Miss Grable hummed a bit of the Tchaikovsky-based ballad, "The Things I Love" (music and lyrics by Harold Barlow
and Lewis Harris), during a car ride with Victor Mature
and Carole Landis
. Most of the ditty would be sung by Miss Landis later in the movie. Footage of Miss Grable performing "Daddy" still exists. See more
When Cornell asks Christopher for a lift he tells him to drop him at 58th and Madison.The car pulls up in front of brownstone apartments. There are only stores on 58th and Madison in NYC, no brownstones. See more
Women are all alike!
For Pete's sake, what difference does that make? You've got to have them, they're standard equipment.
Referenced in Five Came Back: Combat Zones
Over the Rainbow
Music by Harold Arlen
Played as instrumental dance music and as background music throughout the film See more