Approved | | Romance, Comedy, Mystery
A husband and wife team who are in rare books and are skillful at recovering stolen volumes for insurance companies become involved in the murder of a fence.
Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" was first published in 1855, with only 795 copies printed. One sold at auction in 2014 for $305,000.
Lt. James Flanner:
Langner tells me that you've worked on some cases of stolen books... that you've helped the insurance companies quite a bit.
Steve Langner: Any favors he does we pay him for. There's not an altruistic bone in his body.
Garda Sloane: Anything you want to know about my husband's ...
There's a film editing error when Joel (Melvyn Douglas) wakes tied up after being kidnapped, and says, "Oh, what happened to my head?" Terison (Nat Pendleton) is playing cards. He stops playing, looks up and starts to answer. There's a cut and Pendleton stops playing (again), looks up, and answers.