He’s a jewel thief name Pepe LeMoko (Charles Boyer). She’s Gaby (Hedy Lamar) and she’s engaged to a fat, sleazy guy who considers her bought and paid for. Things change in this atmospheric movie about the notorious Casbah.
Actor Philippe Martin (Francis Lederer) and his married date Yvonne (Liev De Maigret) plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique (Ida Lupino), a publisher’s daughter.
Hester Prynne has to wear an “A” on her dress because she bore a child out of wedlock and refuses to tell anyone who the father is.
A mild banker and amateur painter is at a dinner honouring him for for twenty-five years of service in the bank for which he works. Enroute home he helps Kitty , an amoral femme fatale apparently being attacked by a man. Soon, he is enamoured of her, since his own domestic life is ruled by his bullying wife Adele (Rosalind Ivan), who idolises her former husband, a policeman drowned while trying to save a woman.
Jose Ferrer received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring performance as Cyrano de Bergerac. Mala Powers played Roxane, and William Prince portrayed Christian de Neuvillette.
Martha Ivers tried to get away from her aunt. She and her friend Sam were caught by the police and returns. When Mrs. Ivers attacks Martha’s pet cat with her cane; Martha intervenes and accidentally kills her aunt. After this, the movie is a great film noir full of blackmail and intrigue..