R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs, and danger.
For playing the central role of Lou, lead actor Burt Lancaster received his fourth and final Academy Award nomination for acting for this movie. All four were for Best Actor. Lancaster did not win an Oscar for this film but he did previously win for Elmer Gantry (1960).
Don't touch the suit.
Before she goes to lunch with Lou, Sally cuts her hand at the oyster bar (drawing blood). But at lunch (and afterward), Sally's hand is unbandaged and healthy. (There's even a close-up of her hands when she examines Lou's cigarette case.)
As the end credits roll, an old building on the boardwalk is demolished to some of the tunes that appear earlier in the film. Each time the wrecking ball hits, we hear a cymbal crash and the soundtrack jumps to a different song.
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