Diana Leslie is rescued from drowning by reporter Chris Williams. The latter believes it is an attempted murder rather than the suicide indicated by a note, since the girl had made an ... See full summary »

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Chris Williams
Pamela Blake ...
Diana Leslie
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Paul Guilfoyle ...
Steve Raymond
Constance Worth ...
Flo
Claudia Drake ...
Marianna Mason
Virginia Brissac ...
Mrs. Leslie
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Police Captain Reilly (as Thomas Jackson)
Evelyn Eaton ...
Alice (as Evelynne Eaton)
Peggy Lou Bianco ...
Peggy Leslie
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Ted Leslie (as Fred Kohler)
Walter Baldwin ...
Wilbur Harris
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Ed Blake
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Diana Leslie is rescued from drowning by reporter Chris Williams. The latter believes it is an attempted murder rather than the suicide indicated by a note, since the girl had made an appointment to meet him at the dock. The story is told in flashback as Williams visits the people who know Diana. The parents feel responsible as, against their wishes, Diana had accompanied musician Jimmie Lobo to the Kitten Club and had gotten a job as a singer but they had not seen her following an argument when she came home that ended with her being slapped by her brother Ted. One of the Kitten Club showgirls, Flo tells Chris that when Diane came to the club for an audition, she incurred the wrath of the heavy-drinking featured singer Marianne Mason and club owner Steve Raymond delegated her to the hostess ranks of girls whose job was to steer customers to the illegal gambling. This led to a couple of suckers, Wilbur Harris and Ed Blake, losing heavily in the crooked game with Harris committing ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The VIOLENT, UNVARNISHED TRUTH about the scores of thousands of young girls who recklessly toss away home ties for a life of dangerous thrills!

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9 October 1945 (USA)  »

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Although numerous sources credit Martha Tilton as singing for Pamela Blake in this film, it is totally wrong. Miss Blake is dubbed by another singer. See more »

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Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Pamela Blake (dubbed)
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Is this a lost film?
31 July 2002 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

It's extremely rare that a film from the forties could be lost, but it seems the case with this one. The Producers Releasing Corporation was a very small distribution company and most of its product seems to exist only as deteriorating prints owned by television studios. Les Adams' summary on this site was so extensive I contacted him but this detailed summary is all from memory of a viewing many many years ago. It does not exist in any archive holdings and seems to have disappeared. It was nominated for two Oscars in 1945 - Musical Scoring and Song.


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