Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Three strangers, each with a serious problem in their lives, share a sweepstakes ticket which they wished upon together before a Chinese idol.
John Huston was inspired to write the story after he bought an odd statue in London.
You know about the psyche?
Icey Crane: Psyche?
Johnny West: It's what makes human beings of us.
Icey Crane: Is that a fact?
Johnny West: That's a fact. Uh, something is missing from me. Do you know how it is with a man who loses his leg and how the leg he hasn't got itches, and he goes to scratch?
Icey Crane: ...
When Johnny and Icey are talking in the bar, Johnny's glass goes from him setting it on the table with his left hand, to in the next shot the glass is off the table in his left hand down by his waist.
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