When an ex-dancer marries a man for his money she is suprised find he is a real skinflint. She owes a lot of money to a loan-shark who is after her. However, her husband does carry a lot of... See full summary »
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When an ex-dancer marries a man for his money she is suprised find he is a real skinflint. She owes a lot of money to a loan-shark who is after her. However, her husband does carry a lot of insurance ... Written by
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This film had its U. S. television premiere on Turner Classic Movies on 17 September 2007 during TCM's festival of films made by Warner Brothers at Teddington Studios in the UK. See more »
Doris says she took a revolver with her to threaten the moneylender, but the weapon she had that night was an automatic. See more »
[looking first at her intended victim, then around the room]
Well, so long. I'll see you all at the trial.
[turning to the detective]
Or will I have two?
[she takes another drag on her cigarette and exits, followed by the detective]
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She's a Latin from Manhattan
Music by Harry Warren
Played as dance music in the dance hall See more »
A few years later, this would have been a film noir. It's an early work by Michael Powell. And the guy knew something about noir: How about "Peeping Tom"! Patric Knowles is perfect as the central character. He is a bit timid. He's genuinely attractive; so we understand why the ladies like him. He has a gentle quality that makes us care what happens to him.
This movie, like much film noir, involves a mercenary woman. There's a good woman, too.
It's directed smoothly and moves along quickly. I can't think of anything to fault it for. It's not a great movie. But it's an extremely skillful presentation.
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