Amid a semi-documentary portrait of New York and its people, Jean Dexter, an attractive blonde model, is murdered in her apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran ... See full summary »
When powerful publishing tycoon Earl Janouth commits an act of murder at the height of passion, he cleverly begins to cover his tracks and frame an innocent man, whose identity he doesn't know, but who just happen to have contact with the murder victim. That man is a close associate on his magazine whom he enlists to trap this "killer" George Stroud. It's up to George to continue to "help" Janouth, to elude the police and to find proof of his innocence and Janouth's guilt. Written by
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You know, Earl has a passion for obscurity. He won't even have his biography in 'Who's Who'.
Sure. He doesn't want to let his left hand know whose pocket the right one is picking.
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Not to be confused with the Big Sleep but a film noir hit, all the same.
Come with us now to the days when magazines ruled the earth. The setting is the very headquarters of one of the mightiest publishing empires with its own evil emperor played with an involved aire by Charles Laughton. Plenty of good players in this one help liven the proceedings. Look for Harry Morgan as the sinister henchman and Elsa Lanchester, who gets in another good scream at film's end. Only it's not Frankenstein this time--but a sturdy performance by Ray Milland as the man in the middle of it all.
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