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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 redefines femme fatale. 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:
The movie was largely unavailable for viewing from 1970 to 2000, and since its rediscovery has acquired cult status.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Dr. Craig, Margot, and Jim are stopped police road block on a lonely dark road, and they leave a cut back to the inside of the car, it reveals through the back window they are still in the well lit city, with no road block behind them.See more »
Quotes:
Bartender:Louie asked her how old she was. She said 23.
Sergeant Joe Portugal:If she's 20, I'll eat that glass.
Bartender:Well, Kelsey brought her in.
Sergeant Joe Portugal:Okay, okay, but if I catch you selling liquor to minors, I'll bust this joint into toothpicks!
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Featured in Decoy: A Map to Nowhere (2007) (V)See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Jean Gillie redefines femme fatale., 22 June 2001

And makes Barbara Stanwyck and Ann Savage look like Ned(Jane?)in the first reader in the process. And, in "Decoy", femme fatality is a more apt term as all the male characters she encounters have less chance of surviving than Elisha Cook Jr. did going against Jack Palance in "Shane"...zip,nada,none,nought,zap and gone. Sheldon Leonard survives an encounter but only because she is dying when he shows up. The surprise is that she didn't take him out on the way out. Repeated viewings still figure him for no better than even at that. The taglines and blurbs on the posters and ads paint the following picture of her Margot Shelby character: "SHE TREATS MEN THE WAY THEY'VE BEEN TREATING WOMEN FOR YEARS!" Another line defines that as; "She Two-Times, Steals, Cheats, Double-Crosses...Anything To Get What She Wants...and then KISSES THEM OFF." Actually, she runs a car over Edward Norris, which was lack of good judgement on his part for hanging around with a broad known for..."kissing quick and killing quicker." She takes doctor Herbert Rudley away from Marjorie Woodworth,as she needs him to revive her just-executed in the gas chamber boy friend---no lack of plot in this one---which accounts for the only credibility gap in the film...somebody please tell me why Marjorie Woodworth wanted Herbert Rudley in the first place. Good riddance,Marjorie, you can do better although, come to think of it, you seldom did. Gillie gives Rudley a shovel, makes him dig up the buried money and then, in payment for past favors and services, shoots him dead. She had to double check to make certain as there wasn't much difference in his performance either way. Bottom line: Jean Gillie gets a wing to herself in the Femme Fatale Hall of Fame.

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