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 ...
Madame Gaston
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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8 November 1945 (USA)  »

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Allotment Wives, Inc.  »

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Sheila Seymour: [last words as she dies after having been shot] Nice shooting.
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More Than Mediocre Monogram
14 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tough, Hard-Boiled "Social" Crime Drama from Low-Rent Monogram Pictures. This is one of Their Betters. Starring on the Skids, but not quite on Skid-Row, Kay Francis and the Always Reliable Paul Kelly with some, had been a Star, but not quite a Has-Been Support, from Otto Kruger as what else, a Snakey, but in the End more than just a Bad Guy.

It has its Moments of Violence, Melodrama, and Social Commentary and is a Rather Engaging piece of Noirish Business. That of Unscrupulous Women Marrying Military Types by the Handful for not Love but Money. The Head of this 'Syndicate" is a Woman Herself (Miss Francis) who has a Daughter that Figures in quite Heavily in this Heavy Handedness.

There are some Memorable Scenes in Bedrooms, Staircases, and Prison Cells that would seem to Fit Easily into Film-Noir, but its Flat and Less than Creative Style, mostly Overlit and Pedestrian, that keeps this one Barely Eligible, but does manage in the End to have Enough of what it Takes to be a Contender.


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