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 MAN - Trying to run away from his past... A WOMAN - Trying to escape her future!
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Did You Know?
When Jeff is at Whit's gate getting ready to go in, there are two large dark stains on the bottom left side of his coat, but later on, when he is at Eels' place, the stains are now gone. See more
You know, a dame with a rod is like a guy with a knitting needle.
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The First Time I Saw You
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
From The Toast of New York (1937)
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