By Edward Wright
John Ray Horn, disgraced B-movie actor, lives at the margins of Nineteen Forties la. One evening his pal Scotty contacts Horn quickly after the loss of life of his father. In his father's issues, Scotty has discovered a suite of obscene images of underage women, one in all whom he thinks is Horn's stepdaughter prior to his divorce. while Scotty is located lifeless, Horn needs to locate the killer and rescue Clea.
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