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Allotment Wives (1945)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  8 November 1945 (USA)
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Story of women who marry GIs just so they can receive the soldiers' pay and their life insurance if they are killed in action.

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Sheila Seymour
Paul Kelly ...
Colonel Pete Martin
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Whitey Colton
Gertrude Michael ...
Gladys Smith
Teala Loring ...
Connie Seymour
Bernard Nedell ...
Spike Malone
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Joe Agnew
Matty Fain ...
Louie Moranto
Jonathan Hale ...
Brig. General H. N. Gilbert
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Deacon Sam
Terry Frost ...
George Shields
Reid Kilpatrick ...
Philip Van Brook
Doris Lloyd ...
Alice Van Brook
Marcelle Corday ...
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Evelyn Eaton ...
Ann Farley
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Story of women who marry GIs just so they can receive the soldiers' pay and their life insurance if they are killed in action.

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They're Pretty To Look At . . . But POISON To Love!

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Sheila Seymour: [last words as she dies after having been shot] Nice shooting.
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There has to be an easier way to earn a buck
21 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This was an enjoyable, yet unremarkable, film that deals with a racket of women who marry multiple servicemen in order to collect their allotment benefit checks. It all seems like a rather elaborate way to earn a buck, and easily traceable. Playing the leader of the syndicate is actress Kay Francis in her final role. In the mid '30s she was under a Warner contract and was reportedly the highest paid actress in the world. But unfortunately by the end of that decade she had gotten the reputation of 'box office poison' and she had to finish her career in poverty row b movies like this one. The film also features Otto Kruger who plays his usual suave gentleman villain part, he is number 2 behind Francis at the top of the scheme. Walk, don't run to this one.


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