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.
Factual error: There's a scene when Barbara Stanwyck hides behind an open door to avoid beeing seen by Edward G.Robinson leaving Fred MacMurray`s apartment. To make this possible the apartment door opens outside into the corridor, which is an elegant solution for this situation in the movie. But in the real world no apartment door would open by swinging into the corridor because this would give a visitor standing there a punch on the nose when the resident opens the door.
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