Jeff Bailey, small-town gas pumper, has his mysterious past catch up with him one day when he's ordered to meet with gambler Whit Sterling. En route to the meeting, he tells girlfriend Ann his story. Flashback: Once, Jeff was a private eye hired by Sterling to find his mistress Kathie who shot Whit and absconded with $40,000. He traces her to Acapulco...where the delectable Kathie makes Jeff forget all about Sterling... Back in the present, Whit's new job for Jeff is clearly a trap, but Jeff's precautions only leave him more tightly enmeshed... Written by
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
A MAN - Trying to run away from his past... A WOMAN - Trying to escape her future!
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Did You Know?
Although in later years the film was often viewed as the teaming of two major stars, at the time Kirk Douglas
was virtually unknown. See more
Jeff drove up to the cabin to meet Kathie, and he not only said it was getting dark, but as he turned off the main road into the forest, we can see headlights shining on Kathie. But minutes later after Fisher is dead, Kathie leaves with the car, and there are no headlights on to guide her through a supposedly dark forest. In actuality, it was probably filmed in daylight then filtered to look dark, but someone forgot to show the headlights were needed in the false evening. See more
I like surprises. When I was a kid, we were so busted that if we got anything at all for Christmas it was a big surprise.
The First Time I Saw You
from 'The Toast of New York' (1937)
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
Used as main theme in score See more