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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Included among the American Film Institute's 1998 list of the 400 movies nominated for the Top 100 Greatest American Movies. See more
When Jeff drives up to the cabin to meet Kathie, he says it's getting dark, and as he turns off the main road into the forest, headlights are shining on Kathie. However, minutes later, after Fisher is dead, Kathie leaves with the car and there are no headlights on to guide her through a supposedly dark forest. In actuality, it was probably filmed in daylight then filtered to look dark, but someone forgot to show the headlights that were needed in the false evening. See more
I went to Pablo's that night. I knew I'd go every night until she showed up and I knew she knew it.
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Edited into American Cinema: Film Noir
The First Time I Saw You
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
From The Toast of New York (1937)
Used as main theme in score See more