Viperish Francine Huber seduces visiting salesman Sam Crane. Sam later finds out that Francine is married to a business associate of his and decides to have no more to do with her. Francine... See full summary »

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Anabel Shaw ...
Betty Wilson
Shepperd Strudwick ...
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Harry Matthews
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Barney Shaefer
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Hilda Shaefer
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Viperish Francine Huber seduces visiting salesman Sam Crane. Sam later finds out that Francine is married to a business associate of his and decides to have no more to do with her. Francine is relentless and soon gets Sam involved in trying to cover up her husband's embezzling activities and ultimately implicates him in a murder. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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obscure, with allure
12 February 2004 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

Not listed in many reference books, this fast-moving and absorbing crime melodrama is significant for its venal, scheming femme fatale portrayed in offbeat fashion by Signe Hasso. Rather colorlessly directed by Leo McCarey's brother, it lacks the dark, fatalistic tone that would have made it a memorable noir along the lines of Blonde Ice or Decoy. Still, the weaving of the black widow's treacherous web makes it a highly watchable item, with some good sets and camera set-ups thrown in. Recommended for B-movie fans, noir completists, and misogynists.


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