Bogart plays a man convicted of murdering his wife who escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence. Bogart finds that his features are too well known, and is forced to seek some illicit backroom plastic surgery. The entire pre-knife part of the film is shot from a Bogart's-eye-view, with us seeing the fugitive for the first time as he starts to recuperate from the operation in the apartment of a sympathetic young artist (played by Bacall) for whom he soon finds affection. But what he's really after is revenge. Written by
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Did You Know?
Warner Bros. paid $25,000 for the rights to the David Goodis
novel, which was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post from 20 July-September 7, 1946. See more
Vincent Parry wore his bandages on his face for over two weeks but only had about two days of beard growth. The human male beard would grow about 3/4 to a inch in over two weeks on average for a man like Parry. See more
Gert didn't hate you. Gert just didn't care for you. There's a difference. She would have walked out on you if she'd have found somebody permanent. She wouldn't frame you when she was dying. She was no prize package, but she wouldn't frame you. Madge framed you. Madge wanted to hook you, and when she found she couldn't have you, she framed you, sent you up for life. We both know that.
My attorney couldn't shake her story. Maybe someday she'll get run over or something.
That's what I pray for ...
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Music by Vincent Rose
(based on "E lucevan le stelle" in the opera "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini
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