Decoy

Synopsis: Gangster Frank Olins is to die in the gas chamber much to the dismay of his girlfriend Margot Shelby as he is carrying the secret of the location of $400,000 with him. Margot seduces gangster Jim Vincent to get him to engineer the removal of Olins' body from the prison immediately after he dies in the gas chamber. She takes prison doctor Craig away from his nurse/girl friend and gets him to administer an antidote for cyanide gas poisoning. During the removal of Olins' body, the hearse driver is killed by Tommy. The revived Olins gives Margot half of a map showing the money location and Vincent, in a fit of jealousy, kills Olins and takes the other half. Because the doctor's plates on his car will get them through the police roadblocks, Vincent and Margot take him with them on the money hunt.
Director(s): Jack Bernhard
Production: Monogram
 
IMDB:
6.9
APPROVED
Year:
1946
76 min
32 Views


- The catch?

It'll cost plenty and it's a long shot.

We'll have to find a doctor

who's willing to risk it,

we'll have to get Frankie to him

within an hour after the execution,

and we've got to make sure

there's no autopsy performed.

Who's gonna pick up the body?

Frankie's got no relatives.

Add another $5,000 to the bill.

Yeah? And who pays off?

Frankie, if it works.

And if it doesn't?

Oh, I know, two slugs.

Well, let's drink to your future, huh?

Look, honey, I spoke to Harry.

I think he'll find a spot in the show for you.

Oh, that would be wonderful.

Please, Sarge, no trouble.

He's kind of nasty

when he's been drinking.

Why don't you keep

that two-bit hood out of here?

Come here, Ruthie.

I want you to meet an old friend of mine.

Well, well, if it ain't Little Boy Blue

throwing his buffalos around.

Here he is, Ruthie.

Jo Jo, the wonder boy himself.

The best dressed flatfoot in town.

Come here.

- Yes, sir.

- Put her in a cab.

Okay.

I told you not to play with babies.

Don't call me Jo Jo. The name is Joseph.

Beat it.

I'm closing you up, Mike.

It ain't our fault, Sarge. Honest, it ain't.

Kelsey brought her in here.

Louie asked her how old she was,

she said 23.

- If she's 20, I'll eat that glass.

- Well, Kelsey brought her in.

Okay, okay.

But if I catch you selling liquor to minors,

I'll bust this joint into toothpicks.

Oh, no, that's all right, Sarge.

It's on the house. It's a pleasure.

Take it.

Playing the second team, kid?

- Frankie mightn't like it.

- What's on your mind, Jo Jo?

A few hundred thousand dollars.

Why not talk to Frankie Olins about it?

I'd rather talk to you.

I've already told you

I don't know anything.

Why don't you stop

trying to push her around, you...

What?

I thought when I got Frankie

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Nedrick Young

Nedrick Young (March 23, 1914 – September 16, 1968), also known by the pseudonym Nathan E. Douglas, was an actor and screenwriter often blacklisted during the 1950s and 1960s. He is credited with writing the screenplay for Jailhouse Rock in 1957, which starred Elvis Presley. Young was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to screenwriting, he also took on an acting role in various feature-length films during the period 1943–1966. He was married to actress Elizabeth MacRae.Young died from a heart attack at the age of 54. more…

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