Jimmy French is a ne'er-do-well who happens to meet the shy but attractive Maude Sheridan in a diner. Maude tells him she is a secretary to Dr. Cooper, a well-known psychotherapist, and he manages to track her down and ask her out on a date. They begin seeing each other regularly and she is obviously attracted to him but one evening he drops a bomb on her: he can't keep a regular job and is heavily in debt. His solution is for Maude to lend him some of her employer's confidential files so he can find a suitable patient to blackmail. At first she refuses to help him, but desperately gives in after he has ignored her for a while. He decides to pursue the case file of M.J. Harrison, a successful real estate entrepreneur. Jimmy demands $10,000 from Harrison or else he will make public his affair with an 18 year-old girl, as confided to Dr. Cooper. The next day, the doctor has some shocking news for her about Jimmy and Mr. Harrison!
Did You Know?
As Dr. Cooper is talking to Maude about what happened the night before, (at ~25:00) the shadow of a boom mic and its operator can be seen on the wood paneled wall to his right. See more