On the eve of the Chinese New Year, three strangers make a pact before a small statue of the Chinese goddess of Destiny. The strangers are Crystal Shackleford, married to a wealthy philanderer; Jerome Artbutny, an outwardly respectable judge; and Johnny West, a seedy sneak thief. The threesome agree to purchase a sweepstakes ticket and share whatever winnings might accrue.
Greenstreet and Lorre - if you love Maltese Falcon, you might like this one. Great acting and fun situation. Play it for your movie lovers - they'll love seeing a pairing of their favorites from Casablanca and Falcon - but one they probably don't know.
Noir City 10
Often feels like three films crammed into one, but oh man those performances are something, eh?
Lorre/Greenstreet collab starts out really interesting with a three-way pact to split lottery winnings under a Chinese god, but quickly turns boring when all three characters go off to lead separate lives. OK, but not great by a long shot.