Gangster Frank Olins is to die in the gas chamber much to the dismay of his girlfriend Margot Shelby as he is carrying the secret of the location of $400,000 with him. Margot seduces gangster Jim Vincent to get him to engineer the removal of Olins' body from the prison immediately after he dies in the gas chamber. She takes prison doctor Craig away from his nurse/girl friend and gets him to administer an antidote for cyanide gas poisoning. During the removal of Olins' body, the hearse driver is killed by Tommy. The revived Olins gives Margot half of a map showing the money location and Vincent, in a fit of jealousy, kills Olins and takes the other half. Because the doctor's plates on his car will get them through the police roadblocks, Vincent and Margot take him with them on the money hunt. Written by
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Methylene blue is a real chemical compound, discovered in 1896 (by Heinrich Caro), which does indeed have the ability to counteract cyanide poisoning. This property was discovered in 1933 by Dr. Matilda Moldenhauer Brooks of San Francisco. It will not, however, restore life to those who have died from cyanide poisoning. See more »
When Dr. Craig, Margot, and Jim are stopped police road block on a lonely dark road, and they leave a cut back to the inside of the car, it reveals through the back window they are still in the well lit city, with no road block behind them. See more »
Nothing comes out of that money, until I take it out myself. Vince will pay for the Doctor.
I into you for 60 G's already.
60 thousand? For what?
Do want an itemized account of what is cost to save your life?
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An awesome shocker in every truly great way. DECOY is a slow burner and when Its pace gathers and the pieces of the story (and Jean Gillie's astonishing character performance) come together.......well I wish I was in a big audience for that collective revelation and reaction. I guarantee the last half an hour is enough to have anyone gobsmacked at her behaviour. The version I saw is the grainy TV print from Europe, so to see DECOY in a new print in a cinema with a crowd would be one of the great events you could want. I want it - and this just confirms again why I love Monogram Pictures. This film is worth the hunt....and Godard was right. Read all the other rave comments for the storyline... but do not miss this Monogram 1946 DECOY under any circumstances!
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