The Horatio Alger parable gets the film noir treatment with the redoubtable Edmund O’Brien as a whip-smart telephone technician who moves up the ladder of a Syndicate gambling empire in Southern California until distracted by an inconveniently married Joanne Dru and his own greed. Ripped from the headlines of the 1950 Kevaufer Organized Crime Hearings, this fast-moving picture is laden with location sequences shot in Los Angeles, the Hoover Dam and Palm Springs including the famous Doll House watering hole on North Palm Canyon Drive!
In a convenience store, the door of the storage room is a two-way mirror, reflecting a romantic story of love at first sight.
One night in August 1987 after a party at Disney's Vista Village (before Vista Way), Chris Iller went out to the 7-11 with a video camera and a couple of friends to see what people purchase at 2:30am. An authentic '80s time capsule.