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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A guy without a fortune! A girl with too much past!
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Did You Know?
When Jeff is at Whit's gate getting ready to go in, there are two large dark stains on the bottom left side of his coat, but later on, when he is at Eels' place, the stains are now gone. See more
I sell gasoline, I make a small profit. With that I buy groceries. The grocer makes a profit. We call it earning a living. You may have heard of it somewhere.
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Referenced in The Pandora Directive
The First Time I Saw You
from 'The Toast of New York' (1937)
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
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