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Director:
Writers:
Jay Dratler (screenplay) and
Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
9 April 1946 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Save your lipstick, girls, he plays for keeps.
Plot:
Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Neat Noir Thriller See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lucille Ball ... Kathleen Stewart

Clifton Webb ... Hardy Cathcart

William Bendix ... Stauffer aka Fred Foss
Mark Stevens ... Bradford Galt
Kurt Kreuger ... Anthony Jardine
Cathy Downs ... Mari Cathcart
Reed Hadley ... Police Lt. Frank Reeves

Constance Collier ... Mrs. Kingsley
Eddie Heywood ... Eddie Heywood - Orchestra Leader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colleen Alpaugh ... Little Girl with Slide Whistle (uncredited)
Charles Cane ... Policeman at Tony's Apartment (uncredited)

Ellen Corby ... Maid (uncredited)
Peter Cusanelli ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Policeman in Galleries (uncredited)
John Elliott ... Laundry Proprietor (uncredited)
Mary Field ... Movie Theatre Cashier (uncredited)
Alice Fleming ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Goldsworthy ... Butler (uncredited)
Eugene Goncz ... Practical Sign Painter (uncredited)
Vincent Graeff ... Newsboy-Witness (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Man at Hit-Run Attempt (uncredited)
Eloise Hardt ... Miss Dennis - Saleswoman (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Policeman in Galleries (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Bartender (uncredited)

Molly Lamont ... Lucy Wilding (uncredited)
Hope Landin ... Woman Scrubbing Floor (uncredited)
Thomas Louden ... Elderly Man (uncredited)
Donald MacBride ... Policeman in Galleries (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... First Cab Driver (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Henry - the Majordomo (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ... Milkman (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Tom Monroe ... Policeman (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Mr. Bryson (uncredited)
Steve Olsen ... Arcade Game Barker (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Policeman on Street (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Deli Customer (uncredited)
Raisa ... Client Daughter (uncredited)
Isabel Randolph ... Mrs. Reynolds (uncredited)

John Russell ... Policeman at Tony's Apartment (uncredited)
Pietro Sosso ... Old Man (uncredited)
Douglas Spencer ... Deli Customer (uncredited)
Frieda Stoll ... Frau Keller (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Second Cab Driver (uncredited)
Minerva Urecal ... Client Wife (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... The Real Fred Foss (uncredited)
Regina Wallace ... Mrs. Bryson (uncredited)
Gisela Werbisek ... Mrs. Schwartz (uncredited)
Lynn Whitney ... Stenographer (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Hathaway 
 
Writing credits
Jay Dratler (screenplay) and
Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay) (as Bernard Schoenfeld)

Leo Rosten (story)

Harry Kleiner  writer of new ending (uncredited)
Fred Kohlmar  revisions to screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Fred Kohlmar .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge  (as Cyril Mockridge)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald (director of photography) (as Joe Mac Donald)
 
Film Editing by
J. Watson Webb Jr.  (as J. Watson Webb)
 
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Leland Fuller 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Kay Nelson 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Charles Hall .... production unit manager (uncredited)
Raymond A. Klune .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Eckhardt .... assistant director (uncredited)
Paul Helmick .... second assistant director (uncredited)
David Silver .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Paul S. Fox .... associate set decorator
Larry Haddock .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Visual Effects by
Sol Halperin .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Edwin Hammeras .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Til Gabani .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestral arrangements
Emil Newman .... musical director
Charles Althouse .... music mixer (uncredited)
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
Murray Spivack .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
99 min | 95 min (FMC Library Print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:(Banned) | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #11435) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 10, 1947 with Lucille Ball and Mark Stevens reprising their film rolesSee more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Fred Foss gets up from the floor after the fight in the apartment, his toupee is clearly standing straight up and you can see the bald spot before he puts his hat on.See more »
Quotes:
Stauffer, alias Fred Foss:It didn't work. It was a busto-crusto.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Thin Man (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
Street SceneSee more »

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45 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Neat Noir Thriller, 14 December 2002
Author: harry-76 from Cleveland, Ohio

"I feel all dead inside . . . backed up in a dark corner . . . and I don't know who's hitting me."

So Mark Stevens' Brad confesses to secretary-girlfriend Lucile Ball's Kathleen.

This particular dark corner has many angles, shadows and turns, as the two go sleuthing in search of an elusive villain--Clifton Webb's Hardy. Along the way Hardy's "hitman," Stauffer (William Bendix) gets the "ax," as the audience maintains rapt attention.

A nicely turned crime script by Jan Drather and Leo Rosten is given slick credibility by Director Henry Hathaway. The "Manhattan Melody" theme, used in so many New York drama films of the 40s, was first heard here. It was part of Cyril Mockridge's original score, so evocative of "big city pre-dawn street scenes" that it became a motif of dozens of similar efforts.

The film also showed what Ball could do in a straight dramatic role, and she proved quite capable of holding her own. Webb, forever "effete personified," offers a polished performance, while Bendix contrasts as the perfect "mug."

A "whodunit" worthy of a studio that produced loads of neat "forties thrillers": 20th Century Fox.

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