Synopsis: Bob Corey, recovering from a series of operations in a Veterans' hospital, learns that his friend, Steve Connelly, with whom he intended to buy a ranch, has disappeared under circumstance that indicate he may have been involved in a murder. Accompanied by his nurse, Julie Benson, with whom he has fallen in love, Bob follows a series of clues and incidents, including three more murders, that leads to a gambler, masquerading as an undertaker to avoid taxes on his illegal income, has a whole lot to do with his friend's predicament.
Director(s): Vincent Sherman
Production: Warner Bros.
  1 nomination.
91 min

Why don't we wait until tomorrow.

Give him another day.

Wait. I've been waiting six weeks.

Something's wrong. I know it.

Steve's not the kind

to run out on anybody.

He came to L.A. just to be around

till I got on my feet again.

- Why should he suddenly disappear?

- Maybe he had to go out of town.

Where he can't get in touch with you.

There are telephones out of town,

and post offices.

He could have dropped me a card.

Well, you know what the mails are

at Christmas.

Bob, I just saw Dr. Nolan.

You've made your last trip to surgery.

What'd they do? Give up?

You'll be out of here in 10 days.

On the level?

Lucky 13, huh?

Well, you've been around here

a long time.

We get tired of the same old faces.

With one or two exceptions.

Same here. With one exception.

Why do you always get romantic

after your hypo?

Merry Christmas.

Say, there's package in the top drawer

over there. Would you get it?


- This?

- Yeah. Go ahead, open it.

Merry Christmas to you.

It's very sweet of you.

Is that the best you can do?

Anything more is against regulations.

Tell them you couldn't read

the small print.

- Good night, Bob.

- Night.


Bob Corey?

Are you Bob Corey?

It's all right, Julie.

I'm gonna sleep.

Don't go to sleep.

Bob, please.

I've come about Steve.

Steve Connolly.

He keeps calling for you.


You must listen to me.

Tell me what to do. Steve is hurt.

Badly hurt.

Yeah, I know.

- It's the cliff.

- Cliff? There was no cliff.

You better call Julie.

They gave me something

to make me sleep.

No. Please.

Bob, please.

I'm sorry.

But you've got to listen.

I don't know what to do.

What...? What happened?

It was an accident.

His spine, it's smashed.

The doctor says nothing can be done.

I thought I was strong

but I can't stand it any longer.

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