About the film
new year's eve film noir
Release Date: January 28, 1946
|Slogan||:||«BREATHTAKING SUSPENSE - THRILLS!»|
|Production Companies||:||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Producers||:||Jack L. Warner, Wolfgang Reinhardt|
|Writers||:||Howard Koch, John Huston|
On the eve of the Chinese New Year, three strangers, Crystal Shackleford, married to a wealthy philanderer; Jerome Artbutny, an outwardly respectable judge; and Johnny West, a seedy sneak thief, make a pact before a small statue of the Chinese goddess of Destiny. The threesome agree to purchase a sweepstakes ticket and share whatever winnings might accrue.