New York private eye Shamus McCoy likes girls, drink and gambling, but by the look of his flat business can't be too hot. So an offer of $10,000 to finds some diamonds stolen in a daring raid with a flame-thrower is too good to miss. His investigations soon get pretty complicated and rather too dangerous. At least along the way he does get to meet Alexis. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Shamus is a pro! He never misses!
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Did You Know?
The movie has a few notable references to Howard Hawks
's filmed adaptation of Raymond Chandler
's The Big Sleep
(1946). The Shamus McCoy (Burt Reynolds
) character is a tribute to Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart
) in this earlier film; McCoy's meeting in a cold study with E.J. Hume resembles Marlowe's meeting with General Sternwood in a hot greenhouse; and McCoy enters a bookstore in order to keep an eye on someone in a business across the street, seduces the shop-girl, who pulls the closed shade, and after an unseen tryst, offers the gazette, which is nearly identical to scene with Bogart and Dorothy Malone
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When McCoy enters the shipping room at the warehouse, the border pattern on the front of the glass panel does not match that seen through from the rear. The two verticals over the PP in SHIPPING should be visible through the frosted glass, but there is a horizontal join instead. See more
When I die I'll go to heaven because I've already been to hell.