|Laird Cregar (far left) and Victor Mature (middle)|
- This was the first film noir produced by Twentieth Century-Fox.
- Alice Faye was set to play the role that eventually went to Betty Grable.
- Grable originally was to have a musical number in the film but that idea was ultimately rejected.
- Carole Landis did her own singing in the film.
- This was the first film Victor Mature made under his Fox contract.
- Grable and the film were a big success but she never made another film noir.
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- Does this film fit your understanding of what makes a film noir?
- Betty Grable said she never received a good review; what did you think of her performance?
- Carole Landis had a tough task playing the wildly popular Grable's younger sister. What did you make of her performance?
- We have another moody and odd performance by Laird Cregar, although this was one of his earlier character roles at Fox. Was he believable as the obsessed detective?
- Were you surprised by the film's conclusion? Would you have written a different ending?