Synopsis: In flashback, New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he's riding with mysteriously dies; afraid of the police, Roberts takes the man's identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame, Roberts' every move plunges him deeper into trouble...
Director(s): Edgar G. Ulmer
Production: Film Chest
  1 win.
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68 min

Well, here we are. I

I deviate at the next corner.

Thank you, boss. I'll get there.

- Want more?

- No.

- Hey, you!


Yes, you.

Where you going?

To the east.

Too bad. If you were to the north

you could carry.

I like to drive

alone at night.

I am one of those guys who

fall asleep.

My colleague found someone ...

... But I have one.

- Where does it come?


I thought so but ...

... Where?

Are the Angels?


-I have a cousin in Los Angeles ...

- Do not tell me?

- Has been ...

You're not very talkative, right?

My mother taught me

not to talk to strangers.

- Go with the guy!

- What!?

Okay, okay. Do not be like.

Just being sociable.

Hey, beautiful!

Change me this, will you?.

Choose soft music, Joe.

I have a pain in my head.

What's wrong with that?

Want more coffee?


And do not put me in a hurry, okay?

Shut it, okay?

- What if I do not?

- Yes, what happens here?

The music pisses me off.

So you do not like huh?

No. Remove it!

Wait a minute, buddy.

That was my currency

This is a free,

and wear what I want.


Insurance. And if not like,

does not have to listen.

And you can leave whenever you want.

Agreed. Excuse me.

The best record we get tonight

and you do not like.

Some people have no

not the slightest taste.

That tune ... That tune / i

Why always

I hear that tune / i

Following me,

always ringing in your head ... / i

... without me ever. / i

Ever wanted forget something? / i

Ever wanted to curtail a

piece of your memory or delete it / i

can not, you know. / i

No matter how hard you try. / i

You can change place ... / i

... but sooner or later,

is a perfume you ... / i

... or someone says a certain phrase,

or humming something ... / i

... and you sink back / i

"I can not believe you

I love you "/ i

I used to like that song. / i

Like to customers

"Point du Jour", New York. / I

Every night asking me

at least 3 times. / i

Sue ... / i

... always was selling

his song ... / i

... to those with taste. / i

club did not have much, really.

You know the kind. / I

A place where you could eat

a sandwich, drink something ... / i

... and spend some time

dancing with his girl. / i

played the piano there all day.

From eight until closed ... / i

... it used to be

at four in the morning. / i

A good job, for

they were at that time. / i

too ... / i

... was Sue. / i

working with her was

like working in heaven. / i

What we felt for one another

was nothing unusual. / i

I was a healthy and normal type.

And she was a normal, healthy girl. / I

when two well together,

get a normal, healthy romance. / i

Which is an antique ... / i

... of course, but

somehow ... / i

also more thing ...

wonderful world. / i

Yet was a kind

very lucky. / i

Mr. Paderevsky, I guess ...

It's beautiful.

you will end up at Carnegie Hall.

Yes, as doorman.

Debutar in the basement.

Do not blame you for being bitter ...

But you must ...

lose hope.

'Maybe some day ....

Yes, someday.

If the first fails arthritis.


let's get out of this trap.

- You want to eat something, honey?

'No thanks, H. ..

I lose my appetite ...

working in that dump.

Let's go home.

I can not take more

those stupid.

Did you see that drunk

trying to link me?

No, what drunk?

What matter how drunk!

What you tonight?

It is the third time you start

to tell me something and you stop.

There should be no secrets

among us, Sue.

Next week, with ring and

marriage license, we are a team.

That's it.

In the Football League.

I do not understand.

We have been blocked.

Strange way of talking, honey.

Do not you marry me?

Al, look, I love you, you know.

- And I want to marry you.

- But ...

But not now.

Only when we do well.

One day I'll go.

I know you think silly ...

So ... hesitant to tell you.

I will go to California ...

I want to try your luck ...

in Hollywood.

It's the biggest fool

I've heard.

Do not you know that millions are

each year and end in nothing?

I thought you had

common sense.

Seem to think

I have no talent.

It has nothing to do.

'I'll be fine.

-Maybe. But what about me?

Do our plans do not

mean anything to you?

'Maybe we do not see in years.

-It is not that bad.

'I thought you loved me.

I love you, you know I do.


Here we are.

Al ..

Why can not

get for me?

I'm young ...

both are.

We have all the time in the world

to settle.

Really, honey ...

... What I do is the only

thing to do.

I hate to think that I will

so far from you ...

But we'll be together ...

again, someday.

May later

decide to come with me.


Al ..

Do not you give me

the goodnight kiss?

Sure, why not?

Good night.

Roberts, you won

the big tonight ...

... Ten bucks.

Thank you.

When a drunk gave me

ten bucks, after a request ... / i

... I could not cheer too. / i

But what could I ask? / i

A dirty paper full of germs. / i

could not buy anything

of what he wanted. Nothing. / I

Then I thought of something. / i

Long distance.

I would draw

to Los Angeles.

Miss Harvey,

Sue Harvey. HARVEY.

Their number is:

Hello? Sue ?

I H:

Honey, I'm glad too

return to hear your voice.

What? Really?

Me too, honey.

I thought I would go crazy without you.

I had to ...

Do you work as a waitress?

That is hard.

These people can not recognize

good, even in front of them.

It supports only a little more.

Visit the offices of casting,

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Martin Goldsmith

Martin M. Goldsmith (November 6, 1913 – May 24, 1994) was American screenwriter and novelist who wrote several classic B-movies including Detour (1945), which he adapted from his 1939 novel of the same name; Blind Spot (1947); and The Narrow Margin (1952), for which he earned an Academy Award nomination. Goldsmith, at one time the brother-in-law of actor Anthony Quinn, also contributed some stories to The Twilight Zone in 1964. more…

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