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The Hot Spot

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Original title
The Hot Spot
Year
Running time
129 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Nona Tyson, Charles Williams. Novel: Charles Williams
Music
Jack Nitzsche
Cinematography
Ueli Steiger
Cast
Producer
Orion Pictures
Genre
Film noir. Thriller | Crime. Neo-noir
Synopsis
When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with the dealer George Harshaw and settles down in a hotel room. During a fire, Harry observes that the local bank is left empty and open without any security. Sooner he plots a scheme to rob the bank, provoking a fire in his room to distract the employees. When Harry meets George's wife Dolly Harshaw, the easy woman teases him and they have sex. Harry becomes the prime suspect of the bank heist and is arrested, but Dolly provided the necessary alibi to release him and blackmails him to have a love affair with her. However, Harry falls in love for Gloria Harper, who works as accountant in the dealership. He discovers that Gloria is blackmailed by the despicable Frank Sutton and he decides to press Sutton. But in the end, Dolly gets what she wants.
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