Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. 2 days later, she awakens - in a different house, ... See full summary »
In San Francisco, two police inspectors are on the case when a rogue taxi driver, with the help of a rogue porter, manages to steal the suitcase of an antiques collector before running down a cop, whose dying gesture is to shoot the cabbie dead. The inspectors discover that a statuette in the suitcase contains heroin. Meanwhile, a psychopathic gangster, his malignant mentor and their dipsomaniac driver have the job of picking up the other heroin shipments, hidden in the luggage of unsuspecting travelers. All goes well until they attempt to retrieve the heroin stuffed in a Japanese doll. A little girl and her lovely young mother have the doll, but when the crooks take possession of it, they find that the heroin has mysteriously vanished.Written by
At approximately 0:50, Jaeckel, Wallach & Keith drive by the Nob Hill Theatre on California Street, which was located on the street level of the Fairmont Hotel; the marquee tells us their double bill consists of Deborah Kerr & Cary Grant in An Affair to Remember and Henry Fonda & Lee J. Cobb in Twelve Angry Men. See more »
The dark colored (black) 1957 Dodge sedan used by the police changes back and forth between the high end Custom Royal model and the low end Coronet model. See more »
[Closing steamroom door after being invited in by Warren]
Don't stay in there too long. It opens the pores.
Heh-heh. That's a yock!
O.K, O.K., That's amusing.
Better... nuch better. Yock's a crude word.
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This was a breezy, fast-paced little piece of noir that crosses the time barrier pretty efficiently. Each of the three main villains, driving through the sun-lit streets of San Francisco, delivering violence and death, leave up with strongly etched character studies. The locations are wonderful, particularly the ice rink. It's a privilege to sit back, follow, a simple, well-woven plot and travel back in time to a place you never been, yet know pretty intimately anyways. Films that flow with such ease are becoming rare items
This would be a great double bill with Bullitt or Dirty Harry. Heck, it would be a great double bill with anything.
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