Humphrey Bogart's confrontation with Mary Astor at the end of The Maltese Falcon is strangely similar to the one with Lizabeth Scott in Dead Reckoning.
|The Maltese Falcon (1941)|
You killed Miles and you're going over for it.
How can you do this to me Sam?... Surely Mr. Archer wasn't as much to you as... (sobs)
Listen, this won't do any good. You'll never understand me, but I'll try once and then give it up. When a man's partner is killed he's supposed to do something about it. It doesn't make any difference what you thought of him. He was your partner and you're supposed to do something about it.
|Dead Reckoning (1947)|
You're going to fry Dusty.
Oh Rip... ...Rip, can't we put this behind us? Can't you forget...
The trouble is that I can't forget that I might die tomorrow. Suppose you got sore at me one morning for leaving the top off the toothpaste tube. Then there's Johnny. When a guy's pal is killed he ought to do something about it.
Don't you love me?
That's the tough part of it, but it'll pass. Those things do in time. And then there's one other thing. I loved him more.