Would make a perfect double feature with DOUBLE INDEMNITY.
A man in NYC is murdered and robbed of $300,000 in marked money. A year later some of the bills start showing up in Los Angeles. Detectives Bruner and Farnum are assigned to follow the money trail. It leads to lounge singer Ida Lupino and eventually tension and backstabbing between the two partners.
It might not be action-packed, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. The acting is top-notch. The story is interesting and hard-boiled. The direction by Don Siegel - who'd later go on to direct DIRTY HARRY- is excellent with numerous scenes shot on city streets and the horse track (I loved watching the crowd and seeing the old cars). Any fan of classic film noir and older crime movies should have this in their collection. If it came out on DVD I'd buy it in a second.
D: Don Siegel (THE KILLERS, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS)
Lilli Marlowe - Ida Lupino (THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT, HIGH SIERRA)
Cal Bruner - Steve Cochran (WHITE HEAT, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES)
Jack Farnham - Howard Duff (BRUTE FORCE, THE NAKED CITY)
Captain Michaels - Dean Jagger (ELMER GANTRY, BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK)
Francey Farnham - Dorothy Malone (BASIC INSTINCT, THE BIG SLEEP)
Sam Marvin, bartender - Dabbs Greer (THE GREEN MILE, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS)