Set in the 1940s, the story follows a private eye on a case to find a long lost daughter of an oddball client. Two goons are on a mission to stop him.
Back in '47, a gun was a roscoe, a private-eye was a Peeper, and murder was okay as long as nobody got hurt. In fact, anything was okay with this Peeper on the case because he wouldn't know who-done-it even if he done it himself.
Did You Know?
The window sign on Michael Caine
's detective agency door read: "LESLEY C. TUCKER - PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR - CIVIL - DOMESTIC - INDUSTRIAL - CALIFORNIA LICENSED". However, this wording is only ever seen in from the back in reverse from the office interiors and never visible from the door's front-face. See more
The cruise liner at the end of the film looks far too modern for 1947. It is the MS Starward, built in 1968, and still in service today as the MV Orient Queen. See more
Give Me the Simple Life
Music by Rube Bloom
Played on the piano at the Penguin Lounge See more