Lily works for a bookie, placing bets to change the odds at the track. When her son is hospitalized after an unsuccessful con job and resultant beating, she finds that even an absentee parent has feelings for her child. This causes her own job to go wrong as well. Each of them faces the down side of the grift. Written by
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Seduction. Betrayal. Murder. Who's Conning Who?
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The Arizona motel sequence, from Lilly's approach through her dialogue with the clerk, mirrors that in Psycho
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At the end of the movie, when Lilly picks up the briefcase full of money to flee Roy's hotel room, several bills can be seen sticking out of the briefcase. However, in a previous shot, where she closed the briefcase and set it on the floor, these bills were not visible. See more
Around the country the bookies pay off winners at track odds. It's dangerous when a long shot comes in. Unless you have somebody at the tracks to lower those odds.
Referenced in The Best of Film Noir
DO YOU DO YOU LOVE ME
Performed by Dreamworld
Words & Music by Pete Theodore
and Emilie A. Bernstein
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