A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.

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Jefty, owner of a roadhouse in a backwoods town, hires sultry, tough-talking torch singer Lily Stevens against the advice of his manager Pete Morgan. Jefty is smitten with Lily, who in turn exerts her charms on the more resistant Pete. When Pete finally falls for her and she turns down Jefty's marriage proposal, they must face Jefty's murderous jealousy and his twisted plots to "punish" the two. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Richard Widmark follows 'The Street With No Name' in another tornado of thrills ! See more »


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22 September 1948 (USA)  »

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The scenes in the roadhouse's bowling alley were shot at a real alley located near the studio. See more »

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Jefty is seen leaving the cabin with a rifle in his left hand and a can of tomato juice in his right hand. In the next shot when he actually exits the cabin he has the rifle in his right hand and the tomato juice in his left hand. See more »

Quotes

Pete: Now, baby, I'm not trying to rush you.
Lily: [Slaps his face] Silly boy!
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Edited into The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955) See more »

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There'll Be Some Changes Made
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Written by Billy Higgins and W. Benton Overstreet
Sung by Ida Lupino
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Excellent, original and unique
9 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unlike many of the other film-noir films; the setting is a "sinister" bowling alley, which is more and more suspenseful, as you don't know what Richard Widmark will do next.

Ida Lupino, Celeste Holm and Cornel Wilde are the perfect foils, setting off Widmark in this film; the settings alone are original; the acting superb, and I wish they still made them like this!!!!.

You will enjoy the mystery, the cast of characters, and the final outcome of this movie. You definitely will not be able to predict what happens.

Rent it as soon as you can for a dark, rainy night!.


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