Police Lt. Diamond is told to close his surveillance of suspected mob boss Mr. Brown because it's costing the department too much money with no results. Diamond makes one last attempt to uncover evidence against Brown by going to Brown's girlfriend, Susan Lowell. Written by
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The Most Startling Story The Screen Has Ever Dared Reveal!
Did You Know?
One of the very first American films to imply that women derive pleasure from receiving oral sex. The woman in question was actress Jean Wallace
who insisted that the scene be shot when her husband (and one of the film's co-producers) Cornel Wilde
wasn't on set that day. Wilde was not best pleased with the scene, blaming director Joseph H. Lewis
for taking advantage of his wife. Nevertheless the scene now lives on as an iconic example of the cinema breaking taboos. See more
In the scene where Susan is having a drink in her apartment, there are shadows of plant leaves on a door in the background. However when Mr Brown comes in via another door, these shadows have vanished in the ensuing shots. See more
So you lost. Next time you'll win. I'll show you how. Take a look at Joe McClure here. He used to be my boss, now I'm his. What's the difference between me and him? We breathe the same air, sleep in the same hotel. He used to own it!
[yelling into McClure's sound magnifier that is in his ear
Now it belongs to me. We eat the same steaks, drink the same bourbon. Look, same manicure,
[lifting and pointing at McClure's hand
same cufflinks. But there's only one difference. We don't get the same ...
Referenced in Splendeur du film noir