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?
In the mid-1970s producer Jerry Bick
, who had already produced the neo-noir films The Long Goodbye
(1973) and Farewell, My Lovely
(1975) starring Robert Mitchum
as Philip Marlowe, announced plans for a new adaptation of "Build My Gallows High". He had a screenplay and a director lined up, but the project fell through. 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
Well, I told you it wasn't a nice story.
And I told you once that whatever happened was done.
Yeah, but you should have known about it long ago.
It's all right. I understand. But, it's all past.
Maybe it isn't.
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