A PI, Thomas Nolan, is lurking outside a manor. He spots a woman, Clara Arnoldson, in the window and moves around to get a clear shot so he can take a photo of her. After attaching a better lens, Nolan moves back to take another shot and the chauffeur polishing the car spots him. He draws a silenced gun and moves around to flank Nolan. Nolan spots him and runs, and the chauffeur gives chase. The PI climbs over a wall and onto the road, and the chauffeur is forced to hide his gun until a jogger gets by. Nolan gets into his car and drives off before his pursuer can catch him...Read the full recap
McGill: I don't like working blind, Nolan.
Nolan: Better blind than dead.
McGill: Listen, I'm just a human being. I'[m vulnerable. You step on an insect, he dies, he doesn't even know why. Well, I'm not ready to die that way, not yet.
Lodger: Sounded like a gun.
Manageress: You'd better see about it.
Lodger: It's none of my business.
Manageress: Why, you're a man.
Lodger: I never wanted to be.
Inspector George: His name's McGill, with a big M and a big G.
Taxi Driver: Are you following someone?
McGill: No, you are.
Chauffeur: Eh, you've got brains, haven't you?
Frank: That's why I give the orders.
Chauffeur: But you haven't got any guts. That's why I do the work.