When a prisoner on Death Row is "accidentally" killed just before his execution, a reporter smells something fishy. His investigation reveals that the condemned man was about to reveal some damaging information about the connection between the city's corrupt political machine and its major organized crime ring. The reporter hatches a plan, with the help of the paper's alcoholic political columnist, to get himself thrown in prison to get the information the murdered prisoner was going to reveal and expose both the crooked politicians and the gangsters they're in cahoots with.
VAN & FAYE - THEY'RE THAT WAY! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Tech Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - January 1, 1947 - all caps)
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Following Van Johnson's rise to become the 1945 top box-office leading man, and Faye Emerson marrying FDR's son Elliott Roosevelt
in 1944, the film was re-released to theaters in late 1945 and early 1946 under the title BORN FOR TROUBLE. See more
For a henchman already connected to three murders, Mike inexplicably runs after shooting through a window at Bert and Irene, who are standing on the other side of a large room. The criminally logical thing to do would have been to charge through the front door and make sure the unarmed reporter and housewife were dead and shoot them again if not. Instead, the unsuccessful attack confirmed Bert's suspicion that Dan was murdered and allowed Bert to solve the mystery. See more
Referenced in The Player
I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)
Music and Lyrics by Spo-De-Odee
Title spoken by Ray Montgomery See more