Once three childhood friends. Now, a ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., and a returning companion who may have been the only witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier.
John Forbes is a family man who's tired of the 9 to 5 humdrum of his job an insurance company executive. Life gets a little more exciting for him when he calls upon femme fatale Mona Stevens. Her boyfriend has embezzled from a store insured by Forbes' company and has showered her with gifts using the loot. Forbes comes to collect the ill-gotten gifts, but the boyfriend is in jail, and Forbes falls hard for Mona and begins an affair. The only problem is that MacDonald, a private dick who freelances for the insurance company, has had his eyes on Mona first. The obsessed MacDonald turns the soon-to-be-released boyfriend against Forbes. Written by
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Powell protects Scott from Burr while Barr waits to get out of jail
An insurance executive for a large company (Dick Powell) jokingly tells his wife (Jane Wyatt) as she's driving him to his office, that their lives have become a big routine. He's not really in a position to do anything about it, but when he takes over an embezzlement case from a private detective played by Raymond Burr, everything changes. Burr and Powell don't like each other, and their mutual animosity grows throughout the film when Powell gets involved with Lizabeth Scott who plays the fiancé of the jailed Byron Barr, who spent the embezzled money on gifts for her. Burr, an ex-cop, thinks he can have her, though she can't stand him, and he slips a wicked sucker punch on Powell one night while Powell is closing his garage door, warning him to stay away. Burr's part is the glue that holds much of the film together. He's insinuating, devious, but also kind of a coward. As good as Burr is, Powell seems even better. He was a born talent.
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