The Great Flamarion is an arrogant, friendless, sideshow marksman who displays his trick gunshot act in the vaudeville circuit. He falls in love with the magicians assistant. She tries to get him to kill her husband.
Albert Frédéric, earlier in life, caused a murder and made it look like an accident for financial gain.
Here’s a pretty good little film noir presentation from the 1940’s. It stars Edward G. Robinson and Lon McCallister. You’ll notice the bad girl that is a very young Julie London of later singing fame.