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
John Vogel <email@example.com>
Seduction. Betrayal. Murder. Who's Conning Who?
Did You Know?
was a big fan of the book and tried to option the rights when he was still in high school. See more
In the train, when Roy is grifting the sailors, you can see
that he is only rolling one die at a time. However, you can distinctly hear him drop two dice (out of the frame) to the table at the end of the game. 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
(as Emily Bernstein) See more