Murder, My Sweet (1944) - The Smoke Didn't Move

Fake psychic and jewel thief Amthor (Otto Kruger) tricking thug Moose (Mike Mazurki) into throttling P-I Marlowe (Dick Powell), whom he earlier hired to find his girlfriend, who then enters his second semi-conscious episode, in Murder, My Sweet, 1944, directed by Edward Dmytryk, from a Raymond Chandler novel.