The Hot Spot

Synopsis: When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with the dealer George Harshaw and settles down in a hotel room. During a fire, Harry observes that the local bank is left empty and open without any security. Soon he plots a scheme to rob the bank, provoking a fire in his room to distract the employees. When Harry meets George's wife Dolly Harshaw, the easy woman teases him and they have sex. Harry becomes the prime suspect of the bank heist and is arrested, but Dolly provides the necessary alibi to release him and then blackmails him into having a love affair with her. However, Harry falls in love with Gloria Harper, who works as an accountant at the dealership. He discovers that Gloria is being blackmailed by the despicable Frank Sutton, and he decides to press Sutton.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
130 min

Think we ought to come in like this

when he's not here?

Probably not.

The man married?

l don't think so.

He... He gets his drinkin' water

from a spring down behind the house.

l'm just gonna go down

to see if he's there.

- l'll go with you.

- lt's OK.

l'm OK. You can just wait here.

- We can come back later.

- Oh, no, l found him.

He was down at the spring.

And he paid me. Both payments.

Must be a fast talker.

Glad l don't owe you any money.

(engine revs)

Hey! You folks lookin' for me?

(whispers) l need to talk to you...

Well, surely, Miss Harper.

A man of my type always enjoys talkin'

to a woman of your evident quality.

- Sutton?

- The same. The very same.

Miss Harper, ain't you gonna introduce

me to your gentleman acquaintance?


Another time, perhaps.


(Gloria whispers)

l'll take care of this thing. l always do.

l think l can live with that.

Sure you folks won't stay for lunch?

Another time.


That was about as much fun

as kissin' a passed-out drunk.

l guess l just don't have Sutton's charm.

You liked him so much you had

to go back and talk to him twice.

- Once at the spring...

- All right, l lied about it.

Now can you just leave me be?

Sutton a relative of yours?

OK, kid. Maybe l got it wrong.

Maybe l got it wrong.

l hope that's not that sleazy hotel l'm in.

Forgot to get my suit insured.

Come on. Move it on through.


- Miss Harper.

- lt's my baby, Harry. Remember?

Did you get that car?

No. The guy paid Miss Harper.

Gloria! You'll just have to do the whole

damn thing over again next month.

l hope not, Mr Harshaw.

What was the fire down there? The gin?

No. Hamburger joint this side of it.

Maybe l'll go take a look.

How about hangin' around

while l go to lunch?

Sure. As soon as l get back from mine.

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