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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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Jean Gillie is an awesome Femme Fatale in this sci-fi flavored Noir. 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 ... Frankie Olins
Herbert Rudley ... Dr. Lloyd L. Craig

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

Pat Flaherty ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jody Gilbert ... Mrs. Noonan (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Betty Lou Head ... 2nd Visitor (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Louis Mason ... Thin Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
Austin McCoy ... Piano Player (uncredited)
Don McCracken ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Kenneth Patterson ... Pete - Morgue Driver (uncredited)
Albert Petit ... Waiter (uncredited)
William Ruhl ... Prison Gate Guard (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ... Prison Attendant (uncredited)
William Self ... Station Attendant (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Ferris Taylor ... Benny - Fat Morgue Attendant (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Policeman at Roadblock (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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Methylene blue is a real chemical compound, discovered in 1896 (by Heinrich Caro), which does indeed have the ability to counteract cyanide poisoning. This property was discovered in 1933 by Dr. Matilda Moldenhauer Brooks of San Francisco. It will not, however, restore life to those who have died from cyanide poisoning.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): There are errors on the death certificate of Frank Olins. The typed date of death is May 10 (with the year omitted), however the handwritten date the attending physician (Craig) "last saw the person alive" is July 8, 1946. The time of death is typed in as 7 p.m., but the execution took place at 8 p.m. The entry "Maiden name of mother" lists the first name of Bertha, instead of her surname.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 10 people found the following review useful.
Jean Gillie is an awesome Femme Fatale in this sci-fi flavored Noir., 8 April 2000
Author: Brother5 from Hollywood, California

(April, 2000): Just saw a rare print at the American Cinematheque Noir festival and the film knocked my socks off. As evidenced by this performance, Jean Gillie would have been one of the greats of Noir had she not died in 1949. She powers through this film, getting man after man to do her bidding, never taking no for an answer. And the obstacles that would stop a lesser character don't bother her in the least. The problem confronting her: her boyfriend is on death row. Only he knows where $400,000 from a robbery is. And she uses her feminine wiles to persuade him, and two other men, to discern the location of that dough because, *she wants that money.* Even the gas chamber doesn't slow her down ... which is where the slight sci-fi element is introduced. If this turns up on late-night video, set your VCR. You will be amazed.

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