Kleptomaniac Dorothy Lyons is paroled from prison in custody of her sister June, secretary to "reform" political candidate Frank Jansen. Ben Grace, associate of crime boss Sol Caspar, sees this as a way to smear Jansen's campaign. But after falling out with Caspar, Ben tries to help June, who he begins to fall for. Sexy Dorothy also has a yen for Ben. June is reluctantly forced to go along with Ben's schemes, but there may be more to these than meets the eye...
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Arlene Dahl offered to play cards to Rhonda Fleming to determine who would be the first on the poster. Dahl won the game, and in return demanded that Fleming be the first in the credits of the film. Fleming was very touched by this attention and the two actresses became good friends. See more
Very early in the film, just after Dorothy Lyons has been released from prison, Ben Grace is in police Lt. Dietz's office discussing Dorothy Lyons. The lieutenant is perusing Miss Lyons criminal file which the viewer can briefly view. At the top of the document a spelling error displays her name as "Dorthy Lyons" instead of Dorothy Lyons. See more
Let's see if we can beat him down.
[after throwing a body out of an upper story window
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