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Flaxy Martin(1949)

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After a mob killing,Caesar(Jack Overman)a stupid hood working for gangster Hap Richie(Douglas Kennedy)is picked up and held by the police.Richie calls his lawyer,Walter Colby(Zachary Scott)to get Caesr out.Walter is sick of the rackets and has contempt for Richie and his prize gunman,Roper(Elisha Cook JR).The only reason why he stays is he wants to raise enough money to marry showgirl,Flaxy Martin(Virginia Mayo)Walter thinks Flaxy is in love with him,but behind his back shes having an affair with Richie.



Walter and Flaxy hire drug addict,Peggy Farrar(Helen Westcott)to get into court and say Caesar was with her the night of the killing.The plan works and Caesar goes free,but Peggy wants more money.Hap orders Caesar to get rid of her.



Flaxy is picked up for Peggys murder,but to get her off,Walter takes the blame hoping he will get off with his lawyer tricks.In a double cross by Richie,Walter is convicted and sent to prison.Walter finding Flaxy was nothing but a two faced tramp is mad at the world.



On his way to prison with a detective(Douglas Fowley)Walter escapes and is injured.Good girl,Nora Carson(Ruth Roman)takes Walter home and fixes him up,but soon Roper tracks them down.



This is one Great Noir which will keep you on the edge of your seat.Zachary is cast as the good guy for a change.Virginia Mayo has star billing,but its Zacks show.



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