Police Lt. Diamond is told to close his surveillance of suspected mob boss Mr. Brown because it's costing the department too much money with no results. Diamond makes one last attempt to uncover evidence against Brown by going to Brown's girlfriend, Susan Lowell.
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One of the very first American films to imply that women derive pleasure from receiving oral sex. The woman in question was Jean Wallace
, who insisted that the scene be shot when her husband (and one of the film's co-producers) Cornel Wilde
wasn't on set that day. Wilde was not completely pleased with the scene, blaming director Joseph H. Lewis
for taking advantage of his wife. Nevertheless, the scene now lives on as an iconic example of the cinema breaking taboos. See more
When John Hoyt as Dreyer reaches into his desk for a gun, the contents of the desk on the insert close-up do not match the contents on the master shot. See more
I'd rather be insane and alive, than sane... and dead.
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