A sickly English woman runs a store by herself, while her irresponsible son travels aimlessly, refusing to contact her. When told that his mother has cancer, the young man comes home, reforms himself, and helps his mom run the shop. Soon however, each becomes involved in illegal activities.
Each moment they shared in the shadow of fear...yet when her arms embraced him, her cheek caressed his...he knew he was in the grip of a spell he could not break...even though it imperiled his own life!
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Did You Know?
Ernie's full name is "Ernest Verdun Mott" - named by his father who was at the WWI battle. See more
Near the end of the film when Ernie visits his mother in prison, as he gets up to leave she is
laying on the bed with her head all the way to her left. One second later as he walks away, her head is all the way to the right side of the pillow. See more
They say money talks... all it's ever said to me is goodbye.
Romance No.6, Op.6 (None But the Lonely Heart)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Played by Jane Wyatt
Played by Cary Grant
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