Promoter Frankie Christopher, being grilled by police in the murder of model Vicky Lynn, recalls in flashback: First meeting her as a waitress, Frankie decides to parlay her beauty into social acceptance and a lucrative career. He succeeds only too well: she's on the eve of deserting him for Hollywood...when someone kills her. Now Frankie gets the feeling that Inspector Ed Cornell is determined to pin the killing on him and only him. He's right. And the only one he can turn to for help is Jill, the victim's sister, who's been cool toward him...
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Did You Know?
According to the DVD, this film was originally titled "Hot Spot" and a title sequence was shot using this (included on the DVD without music), but subsequently dropped in favor of "I Wake Up Screaming." However, the title "Hot Spot" was retained for its UK release, and British prints incorporate the original title sequence. Fox sent out posters, lobbies, and other publicity materials under the title "Hot Spot," and the surviving ephemera is highly prized by collectors. See more
Jill's new address is apartment F, but when Cornell visits, the door is clearly marked 3B. See more
I've got a good mind to kill you myself right now.
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Over the Rainbow
Music by Harold Arlen
Played as instrumental dance music and as background music throughout the film See more