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Writers:
Nedrick Young (screenplay)
Stanley Rubin (story)
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Release Date:
14 September 1946 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
She Treats Men the Way They've Been Treating Women for Years!
Plot:
A mortally wounded female gangster recounts how she and her gang revived an executed killer from the gas chamber, to try and find out where he buried a fortune in cash. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A really focused lady See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jean Gillie ... Margot Shelby (as Miss Jean Gillie)
Edward Norris ... Jim Vincent
Robert Armstrong ... Frank Olins
Herbert Rudley ... Dr. Craig

Sheldon Leonard ... Sgt. Joe Portugal
Marjorie Woodworth ... Nurse
Philip Van Zandt ... Tommy (as Phil Van Zandt)
Carole Donne ... Waitress
John Shay ... Al
Bert Roach ... Bartender
Rosemary Bertrand ... Ruth
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walden Boyle ... Chaplain (uncredited)
Martin Cichy ... Policeman (uncredited)
Franco Corsaro ... Kelsey (uncredited)
Madge Crane ... 1st Visitor (uncredited)
Dick Elliott ... Driver (uncredited)
Virginia Farmer ... Maid (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jody Gilbert ... Fat Woman (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Betty Lou Head ... 2nd Visitor (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Louis Mason ... Thin Attendant (uncredited)
Austin McCoy ... Piano Player (uncredited)
Don McCracken ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Kenneth Patterson ... Joe (uncredited)
Albert Petit ... Waiter (uncredited)
William Ruhl ... Guard (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ... Prison Attendant (uncredited)
William Self ... Station Attendant (uncredited)
Ferris Taylor ... Fat Attendant (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Policeman (uncredited)
Harry Tyler ... Counterman (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Bernhard 
 
Writing credits
Nedrick Young (screenplay) (as Ned Young)

Stanley Rubin (story)

Produced by
Jack Bernhard .... producer
Bernard Brandt .... producer
 
Cinematography by
L. William O'Connell (director of photography) (as L.W. O'Connell)
 
Film Editing by
Jason H. Bernie  (as Jason Bernie)
 
Costume Design by
Lorraine MacLean (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Lorraine MacLean .... hair stylist
Milburn Morante .... makeup artist (as M. Morante)
 
Production Management
Glenn Cook .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William A. Calihan Jr. .... assistant director (as Wm. Callihan)
 
Art Department
Dave Milton .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Tom Lambert .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Mario Castegnaro .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Larry Glickman .... special optical effects (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Edward J. Kay .... musical director
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
76 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #11768, Adult Audience)

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Trivia:
From his death certificate, the character Frank Olins was a doctor from 1926-1946. His date of birth is listed as October 3, 1906, so he became a doctor at age 19 or 20.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: As shown on the EKG machine in the doctors office, Olins had no heartbeat, so there was no way for the methylene blue to circulate and be effective as it was being administered by a gravity drip IV.See more »
Quotes:
Sergeant Joe Portugal:[Reading a note] To you who double-crossed me... I leave this dollar for your trouble. The rest of the dough, I leave to the worms.See more »
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A really focused lady, 15 August 2007
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

A bit far fetched and a little wooden in places this is nevertheless such an excellent story that it is simply irresistible. Stunning performance from Jean Gillie as the femme fatale, par excellence, with no less than all four of the leading men in awe. Apparently we get to see little else from this enigmatic lady because she marries the director, divorces shortly after the film's release and dies within 3 years. Shame because such promise here with a really solid and uncompromising turn. A really focused lady, she doesn't even blink as others die around her and movie's false and real endings are priceless. Great entertainment all the way.

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