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.
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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
After Stefanos realizes Jeff has something to do with the disappearance of the corpse of the attorney he killed, he asks Kathie, "Where's Bailey?". But Stefanos knows Jeff by his original last name of Markham, he only briefly learned he goes by Bailey now, so there's no reason for him to call Jeff by that name, especially in a tense moment. See more
Was he going away with her? I have to know. Was he going away with her?
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The First Time I Saw You
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
From The Toast of New York (1937)
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