Quicksand

Synopsis: Motor mechanic Dan Brady lacks funds for a heavy date with new waitress Vera, the type whose life's ambition is a fur coat; so he embezzles twenty dollars from his employer. To make up the shortage, he goes in debt for a hundred. Thereafter, every means he tries to get out of trouble only gets him deeper into crime, while everyone he meets is out for what they can get.
Director(s): Irving Pichel
Production: Synergy Entertainment
 
IMDB:
6.6
APPROVED
Year:
1950
79 min
89 Views


How's the pie?

Fine.

Buzz, how's the fishing you think?

It's not very good around here but

there's a big run of marlin in Tijuana.

I'm taking a party down there

Sunday morning.

How do you like this guy?

He gets paid to go fishing while we

slave over a hot carburetor.

You said it.

Hey, Dan, we got room for one more.

Why don't you come along.

When are you going to get back?

Late Monday night.

Monday night, that lets me out.

I couldn't get Monday off.

You could get away if you wanted to.

You just don't want to miss spending

Sunday with your girlfriend.

Huh?

Nah, they busted up

a couple of months ago.

By the way, she called you

again this morning.

She did?

I told her you wasn't in

for the 19th time.

Good, good.

How do you like this guy?

There's a dame I'd trade my right arm

for and he gives her the runaround.

Maybe he's starting a new dish.

I spend four years in the navy,

fighting for freedom,

why get anchored down now?

Besides, she was getting too serious.

Hearing wedding bells, huh?

They were getting louder and louder.

I figure she's too nice to string along.

She won't take no for an answer.

Some dames are sure hard to shake off.

I once knew a blonde...

And her name was Marjie.

How did you know?

We've heard the story a dozen times.

A couple of dozen times.

Hey, we better be getting back

or old man Mackey will blow a fuse.

Right. Here, that's for you.

Hey.

Some babe.

Yeah.

See you later, fellows.

I got work to do.

You new here, honey?

$2.65 out of a dollar.

What time do you get off tonight?

6:
30?

7:
00?

Don't forget your change.

I happen to have

my autograph book here with me.

Name and address?

I'm afraid you've made a mistake.

I don't come with the merchant's lunch.

Don't be like that.

I think you're wonderful.

Anything wrong in that?

No, but...

What about you and me tonight?

Huh?

I work tonight.

- Till when?

Till 9:
30.

You like...

Do you like Red Nichols and his outfit?

Yeah, I think they're great.

They're playing at the music bar

on the pier..

I thought I'd pick you up at 9:30 and...

We'll go give them a listen, OK?

OK.

See you tonight.

Seventy-five out of one.

Hey, Chuck.

I just remembered something.

Remembered what?

It's five days till payday

and I'm flat busted.

How are you holding?

I'm broke.

Me too.

I gotta figure out some way

to get some money

or how else am I going to take that

gorgeous creature out to the music bar?

Why don't you ask old man Mackey

for an advance?

That old guy wouldn't give you

the sweat off his glasses.

Yeah, he's sure a mean old buzzard.

Hey, buzzard. I'm glad you said that.

Buzz Larson owes me twenty bucks.

Why don't you call him up

down at the dock?

Friend, you have just read my mind.

Hello, is Buzz Larson there, please?

Oh, hello, Buzz.

Hi, boy, this is Dan.

Listen uh...

Could you let me have that twenty bucks

you owe me?

Oh.

That's swell.

Believe me, you're a life saver.

I'll be down tonight to pick it up.

Huh?

Tomorrow? Oh, wait a minute, boy.

I need it right away.

You don't get paid until tomorrow.

Yeah.

I understand. Sure.

OK. All right, thanks anyway, kid.

Bye.

Who left that light on in the washroom?

Not me.

It was one of you fellows.

You're all alike. You don't care

what you do with my money.

You think I own stock

in the power company?

So she said to me,

"I want to speak to the supervisor."

So I says, "One moment, please."

And then I says,

"Yes, this is the supervisor speaking."

Helen Calder, are you listening to me?

Yeah.

I don't think you've heard one word.

You just seem to be walking around

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