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In the sequence where the rumor is going around town that Nick is on a case, the woman at the butcher shop is prominently holding a war rationing stamp book in her right hand--something that would have been very familiar to audiences at the time. Meat rationing began in March 1943 and didn't end until November 1945. Additional evidence of wartime rationing is the poster at the train station showing the smiling GI holding his canteen cup that reads, "Do with less--so they'll have enough". (Office of War Information poster #43, 1943)
People are born, people die, life goes on.
At the very end of the film Hilda the maid asks Nick for his autograph. She hands him a pad to sign and it looks like the film rewinds or it was not edited properly and appears she pushes it toward him and he pushes it back to her.