Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney Fuller. Written by
Someone poisoned Dexter Cornell. He's got to find out who. He's got to find out why. He's got to find out now. In 24 hours, he'll be Dead On Arrival.
Did You Know?
Throughout the story, the color in the film begins to drain to monochrome, thus representing the central character's deteriorating health as the poison steadily takes its toll (until it is in black-and-white, as in the opening - presumably showing the flashback catching up to the current time-line of the story). See more
At the end of the movie, Dex shoots the villain, who falls out of a window. Dex shot the villain in the front and the villain took several steps backwards without turning around. The next shot shows the villain very obviously jumping out of the window by running up to it facing forward and spinning around in the air. See more
So, who are you going to kill for your next novel?
All I need is this one break; after that, I can write anything I want. And you can bet that I won't sit on my laurels like you did!
Well, at least they *were* my laurels.
The opening Touchstone Logo is in black & white and the logo's flash is accompanied by a thunder clap. See more
Referenced in The Best of Film Noir
Written by Billy Idol
& Steve Stevens
Performed by Billy Idol
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