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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A MAN - Trying to run away from his past... A WOMAN - Trying to escape her future!
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took notice of the differing personalities and styles of her leading men. She found that Robert Mitchum
was protective on the set. She said that he 'was just terrific to me and just took care of me. Even the way I looked. One costume I wore was a little too large - Bob was the one who noticed it was bulging around the waist. So he stopped everything, borrowed a pin from the wardrobe lady and gathered it in and pinned me up in the back.' On the other hand, Greer said, Kirk Douglas
is a more physical actor. He bruised my arms grabbing me, and my face was roundly slapped. How he did Champion
(1949) without maiming his partner is a miracle.' See more
Leonard Eels's apartment at 114 Fulton Street would be part of the block then occupied by the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library (now the Asian Art Museum). See more
I'm sorry he didn't die.
Give him time.
Referenced in Once Upon a Time in America
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