Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Jim Curtayne, formerly a successful defense attorney who is now a recovering alcoholic, attempts a comeback when he defends a neighbor's son facing a homicide charge.
When the film began production, Pat O'Brien had largely been out of circulation in Hollywood.
James P. Curtayne:
I think maybe one drink...
Virginia 'Ginny' Curtayne: You can't take one drink!
James P. Curtayne: Yes, I can take one drink. I'm going to take one.
Virginia 'Ginny' Curtayne: Dad, I'm not frightened. We've beaten this before. I'll get dressed...
James P. Curtayne: Go and get yourself a husband like any normal girl should do! Stop mothering me...
When Curtayne walks up to the bar to order a short beer, a moving shadow of the boom microphone and cables can be seen in the mirror behind the bar.