Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.
Curiously, given how well they've stood the test of time, neither Fred MacMurray nor Edward G. Robinson were Oscar nominated for their roles in this film. In Robinson's case, it's possible that Academy voters split their votes for him between Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, resulting in his not being nominated in either category.
Well, hello there, Mr. Neff.
When Walter and Phyllis are kissing and talking on his couch, they show Phyllis with her left hand, palm up; next shot is a side angle where she suddenly has her left hand caressing Walter's cheek.
Opening credits are shown over a silhouette of a man on crutches, walking toward the camera.
$5,720,000 (USA) (31 December 1944)
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