G.I. Nick Blake, a never charged con man in his pre-military life, has just received an honorable discharge from the army on medical reasons. Rather than return to his old life, he plans to settle down in New York, his hometown, with his girlfriend Toni Blackburn and the small cache of money he amassed prior to the war: $50,000. When that plan does not pan out, he decides to head to Los Angeles with his con man friend Al Doyle and live it up until he decides on a more permanent course for his life. He is informed by Pop Gruber, an aging mentor doing solely penny-ante street cons now in L.A., of a potential big mark. Doc Ganson, a former con associate, found the mark, lonely widow Gladys Halvorsen worth $2 million, but does not have either the bankroll or the charms to carry out the con on Gladys himself. With Al running interference for him, Nick agrees both to bankroll and carry out the con, he negotiating two-thirds of the take for himself, leaving Doc and his two associates a ...
I killed a man for this kiss so you better make it good !
Did You Know?
The set for the house John Garfield rents in California is the same set, although partly rearranged, used for Christmas in Connecticut
(1945) with Barbara Stanwyck & Dennis Morgan. See more
In an early scene Doc agrees to a third share of the con. Later on however, he asks for his 30%. See more
I guess his time was up. Nobody lives forever.
Referenced in The Likes of Louise
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by Faye Emerson See more