What a great site. Although I have my own specific question, it’s easy to get caught up in some of these movie memories.
Anyway, I recall seeing a classic movie (B/W) on the Turner Classic Movies channel in the mid to late-2000s.
I’m certain the opening scene was of the star & narrator laying face down (dead) in a pool as he begins to describe how he came to be found in that state. In fact he may have used similar words to describe his condition.
I think he describes his life coming to town. I think he may have been a journalist or writer. I recall he was a bit of a playboy. I cannot remember much of the movie, but at the end, things seemed to be coming to a head. He met a woman in an apartment at the top of some stairs. I think this may have been his true love? I remember a breathless/desperate discussion involving plans to get away, but he had to delay for some reason, probably the “other woman”.
There’s this vague memory of an older woman being involved, but I just can’t place her. Perhaps she was his meal ticket? Maybe she’s the one that killed him? I think she was very wealthy.
I remember this movie as being full of intrigue and suspense. I’d love to see it again, if I could only remember the title.
I appreciate your assistance in helping me to rediscover this classic movie.