Dr. Walter Coley: Ever see any botched plastic jobs? If a man like me didn't like a fellow... he could surely fix him up for life. Make him look like a bulldog, or a monkey. I'll make you look as if you've lived.
Vincent Parry: I have, doc.
It's kind of a high concept noir. An escaped convict gets plastic surgery to lure away suspicion and give him time to find out the truth about his wife's murder.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star in this film, and make it work with their natural chemistry.
The story begins by showing all of Bogey's scenes from the first person, introducing us to his character by voice only, before revealing him later on by reason of the plot.
Bacall takes him in, while he's on the run for her own reasons, and the story moves on from there.
Good supporting performances and neat little add ons to the plot make this film work.
Cabby: Nice looking suit you're wearing.
Vincent Parry: Thanks, and I don't feel chatty.
Cabby: Some fares like to talk.
Vincent Parry: Well I don't.
Cabby: You always that way?
Vincent Parry: Yep. That's why I don't have many friends.