Bogart plays a man convicted of murdering his wife who escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence. Bogart finds that his features are too well known, and is forced to seek some illicit backroom plastic surgery. The entire pre-knife part of the film is shot from a Bogart's-eye-view, with us seeing the fugitive for the first time as he starts to recuperate from the operation in the apartment of a sympathetic young artist (played by Bacall) for whom he soon finds affection. But what he's really after is revenge.
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When Vincent Parry looks at Irene Jansen's scrapbook he sees a newspaper clipping about her father dying in prison, having been convicted of killing his wife, Irene's mother. The photo in the clipping is of Delmer Daves, the director of the film. See more
During the final confrontation between Vincent Parry and Madge Rapf, she doesn't recognize him at first because he's had his face altered by plastic surgery. But she previously knew him well enough she should have recognized his voice immediately, even if it came from an unfamiliar face. See more
[Vincent meets a discredited plastic surgeon
Dr. Walter Coley
Ever see any botched plastic jobs? If a man like me didn't like a fellow... he could surely fix him up for life. Make him look like a bulldog, or a monkey. I'll make you look as if you've lived.
I have, Doc.
Music by Vincent Rose
(based on "E lucevan le stelle" in the opera "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini
Played on the car radio at the beginning See more