Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
On trial for murdering his girlfriend, philandering stockbroker Larry Ballentine takes the stand to claim his innocence and describe the actual, but improbable sounding, sequence of events that led to her death.
The $500 per month rent would equate to $5,740 per month in 2017. And the $25,000 check Larry writes on the joint checking account would equal $287,000 in 2017.
Mr. Ballentine, you're the defendant in this case, are you not?
Larry Ballentine: I am.
Cahill: Charged with the brutal murder of Verna Carlson.
Larry Ballentine: That's right.
Cahill: Are you willing to describe for the jury - to describe truthfully - the events which led to the placement of that charge?
Although Greta presumably rode her horse to the falls, when Larry finds it standing at the edge of the cliff, it is not wearing a saddle or bridle. Then later, when the cop spots the horse lying down by the water, it is wearing a bridle.
Reissue prints have been cut to 80 minutes. This is the version currently being shown on TCM. The uncut 95 minute original release is available on a long out-of-print laserdisc, released by Image Entertainment in 1990.