Jeff Bailey, small-town gas pumper, has his mysterious past catch up with him one day when he's ordered to meet with gambler Whit Sterling. En route to the meeting, he tells girlfriend Ann his story. Flashback: Once, Jeff was a private eye hired by Sterling to find his mistress Kathie who shot Whit and absconded with $40,000. He traces her to Acapulco...where the delectable Kathie makes Jeff forget all about Sterling... Back in the present, Whit's new job for Jeff is clearly a trap, but Jeff's precautions only leave him more tightly enmeshed...
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
A guy without a fortune! A girl with too much past!
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Did You Know?
At age 15, Jane Greer
was struck with facial palsy and lost all movement on the left side of her face. She gradually recovered, but it has been speculated that this contributed to her "patented look" - an enigmatic expression that would later lead RKO to promote her as "The woman with the Mona Lisa smile." See more
Leonard Eels' apartment at 114 Fulton Street would be part of the block then occupied by the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library (now the Asian Art Museum). See more
You wanna lift, baby?
You know, I really hadn't ought.
You're a cute little package to be out walking alone at night.
You're kinda cute yourself.
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Referenced in History Is Made at Night
The First Time I Saw You
from 'The Toast of New York' (1937)
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
Used as main theme in score See more