Continuity mistake: When McMurray enters his office at the start of the film, he places his hand on the table and sits down. The position of the hand is different between shots.
Walter (Fred MacMurray) kills Phyllis (Barbara Stanwyck) because he's jealous, doesn't want to be in the crime anymore and his boss Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) is suspicious. He tells Keyes the truth and since he (Walter) was shot by Phyllis, Keyes calls an ambulance. Walter collapses as he's heading out of the office and Keyes lights a cigarette for him. Alternate ending: Walter goes to the gas chamber.
Walter Neff: That was all there was to it.Nothing had slipped, nothing had been overlooked.There was nothing to give us away. And yet, Keyes, as I was walking down the street to the drugstore, suddenly, it came over me that everything would go wrong. It sounds crazy Keyes, but it's true, so help me, I couldn't hear my own footsteps. It was the walk of a dead man.
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