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A very romantic murderer has plans to seduce, marry and kill a beautiful woman for her wealth, but finds her younger sister to be even better prey.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Faye Emerson ...
Zachary Scott ...
Ronnie Mason
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Bunkie Taylor (as Dick Erdman)
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Dr. Jane Silla
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Dr. Andrew Lang
Mona Freeman ...
John Ridgely ...
Thomas Turner
Mary Servoss ...
Mrs. Fenchurch
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Kate
Virginia Sale ...
Mrs. Crockett
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Storyline

Smooth-talker Ronnie Mason earns his living by murdering lonely women for their inheritances. On the run, Ronnie poses as a disabled war vet and takes a room at the Fenchurch home. He at first courts elder daughter Hilda, but changes his plans after meeting her younger, prettier--and richer--sister. Hilda discovers Ronnie's scheme, but can she act before her sister becomes his next victim? Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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evil man

Taglines:

High Explosive! HANDS OFF! She loves hard...She hates hard...She lives hard! She's the danger dame the boys couldn't tame!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Release Date:

14 March 1947 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Delitti senza sangue  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Clostridium botulinum can't survive as a bacteria in the open air or in a common test tube as shown in this film. It is an anaerobic organism, meaning that lives and thrives in airless environments. Botulism poisoning can come from improperly canned foods, or from the spores getting into an open wound. Clostridium botulinum spores could be used, but a tube of living bacteria as shown in this film would not survive. See more »

Quotes

Hilda Fenchurch: Funny how rich we are all, when we stop thinking about it : look at all that sky and ocean, that's ours too !
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Connections

Referenced in Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

It Had to Be You
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Faye Emerson
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Dark and delicious
30 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a must for film noir fans, and it deserves to be better known. If it had more of an A-list cast, it would probably be considered a classic.

At the very beginning it resembles Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt." Zachary Scott plays a secretive writer on the run from the law, though for a while it's not clear whether he's really a criminal. Under an assumed name, he charms his way into a household of women.

From then on, the plot is original -- consistently clever but never confusing. Male treachery and female jealousy play their parts, and just when one character's motives become clear, you have to start wondering what another character is up to. If you guess how it all turns out, you're a psychic.

There is one little detail that's handled sloppily, but it comes early and is excusable. All in all, this is what a mystery should be.


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