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Visiting her two sisters and brother, singer Petey Brown lands a job at small-time-hood Nicky Toresca's nightclub. While evading the sleazy Toresca's heavy-handed passes at her, she falls ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Petey Brown
Robert Alda ...
Nicky Toresca
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Sally Otis
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Virginia 'Ginny' Brown
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San Thomas
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Riley
Dolores Moran ...
Gloria O'Connor
John Ridgely ...
Roy Otis
Don McGuire ...
Johnny O'Connor
Warren Douglas ...
Joe Brown
Craig Stevens ...
Bandleader
Tony Romano ...
Singer at Bamboo Club
William Edmunds ...
Uncle Tony Toresca
Jimmie Dodd ...
Jimmy
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Chorine (as Patricia White)
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Visiting her two sisters and brother, singer Petey Brown lands a job at small-time-hood Nicky Toresca's nightclub. While evading the sleazy Toresca's heavy-handed passes at her, she falls in love with down-and-out ex-jazz pianist Sand Thomas, who has never quite recovered from an old divorce. While solving the problems of her sisters, brother and their next-door neighbor, the no-nonsense Petey must wait as Sand decides whether to start a new life with her or sign on with a merchant steamer. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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11 January 1947 (USA)  »

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Besuch in Kalifornien  »

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Filmed in mid-1945, but nor released until 1947 See more »

Quotes

Petey Brown: She wouldn't give you the time of day if she had two watches.
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Featured in Okay for Sound (1946) See more »

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The Man I Love
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics Ira Gershwin
Played during the opening credits
Performed by Ida Lupino (dubbed by Peg La Centra) at the 39 Club
Played by San on the piano
Played often in the score
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One of the Unknown Greats
19 September 2003 | by (San Juan Capistrano, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a relatively unknown Warner Bros. movie, that really shows off the skills of Ido Lupino, even in 1947, a tough independent spirited woman. Bruce Bennett, plays his best role outside of early Tarzan style films, and the entire mood of the film would stand up even today. In a lot of ways, not the Hollywood merry go around that film after film became in the late 1940s. I highly recommend it to movie fans, and to music fans, the soundtrack, and nightclub scenes are great.


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