- Title: CF338
Great shoot out sequence, great footage of jazz bebop / swing band, great love scene, kissing, romance.
Man and woman argue in office, she leaves and slams the door, they make up, she cries, he dabs tears from her cheeks with handkerchief, she says "Yes, I know I'm being foolish". They kiss, man and woman into bar and drink beer, they talk, hold hands and kiss.
Taxi / cab arrives outside hotel, man leers at women while he stands at reservation desk ( wolf whistle sound every time he looks lasciviously at women), manager rings bell for bell boy, man leers at women as he is taken to room ( more wolf whistles ).
Man on telephone. Woman in dressing gown rushes to answer telephone and looks happy. Man talks on telephone, woman hears party sounds and asks "what was that". Woman talks on telephone with legs over chair arm.
Good shots of woman talking flirtatiously in the telephone, man looks annoyed as he talks on telephone, cu woman talking flirtatiously / loving on telephone.
00:15:26 cu woman blows little kiss into telephone. She looks dreamy.
Man lights cigarette, bell boy delivers drink, man gives him tip, man picks up telephone and asks for room service. Party scene in hotel room, woman and man dance, couple dance the rhumba.
cu jazz club, sweating be bop / jazz saxophonist, vs be bop band / jive band, fantastic footage, crowded club, woman in audience shouts "cool, cool, really cool", beatniks in audience, cu musician's face, drum solo, man in audience ( Neal Cassady type ) shouts encouragement, couple jostled by crazy dancers, man says to woman "I think you've had enough", man sits and smokes at bar.
Mysterious man in coat and hat switches drinks on bar.
Man and woman flirt, she gives him a note, man leaves club.
Man rips up note.
Man on telephone, asks for room service, waiter enters room with tray, man looks and drink and asks waiter to take it away / man feeling ill.
San Francisco, tram up hill, man jumps off at top.
cu sign reads Medical Building, man visits doctor, doctor checks throat, nurse / woman looks at man in puzzled way. Doctors tell man he has been poisoned.
Man pushes his way into doctor's surgery, nurses try to stop him.
Doctor turns off lights to reveal luminous liquid in test tube.
Man runs down steps of building, vs man running fast along crowded pavements, across roads, stops breathless at newspaper stand shielding his eyes.
Mcu blazing sun in sky.
Man looks at couple greeting each other.
Man bangs on hotel room door and frightens old lady who opens door.
Woman takes telephone away from ear as other person shouts, man on telephone looks shocked, gets angry.
Air to air shot of airplane through clouds.
Men shake hands in office.
cu visitors book, Allison Hotel, Los Angeles, California, man signs in at reservations desk, vs man talks to woman on telephone, man tells woman "I miss you" and "I'll be home soon".
Woman on telephone says "Hello, Operator, get that number back for me".
Man pushes his way into apartment as woman opens door, she says "what do you want, get out of here or I'll call the police", woman holds gun to man and takes his wallet, man overpowers woman, woman says "If I were a man I would punch your dirty face in".
Man dives to ground and bullet / gun shot ricochets. Shoot out in derelict factory building,
Man hides hand gun in car glove compartment.
Man leaps out from behind door with gun and holds up man with two others, man punches him in stomach.
Man on telephone to woman as man holds gun to him
Woman on telephone says "Oh Frank, darling, I love you so much".
Man grabs other man by neck , other man punches him, thug hits man again and then holds gun to head.
Two men drive in car through city at night. Man leaps from car and hides in drug store / shop.
Shoot out in drug store, cu woman screams, people scatter, man hits thug on head with bottle and policeman / cop shoots man.
Man jumps out of taxi / cab and meets woman.
Great long romantic scene at night, woman and man talk passionately to each other, hug and kiss, man says "Oh, yes Paula I love you".
Man pushes his way into room with gun and holds woman hostage. Man staggers into room with bullet wound.
Man holds woman over balcony and forces her to confess, man and woman violently struggle. Men in car and on foot chase man who runs and then jumps on bus.
Two men shoot at each other, one falls, man in police station explains his predicament, man gives gun to policeman and then collapses on floor. Policeman says "call the morgue".
- Keywords:GANGSTER FILM, USA, HOLLYWOOD, CRIME, UNDERWORLD, MAFIA, HOLLYWOOD NOIR, FEATURE FILM
- Master Title:CF338