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They Won't Believe Me (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 16 July 1947 (USA)
During courtroom drama, philandering California stockbroker Larry Balantine, on trial for murdering his wife and girlfriend, takes the stand to explain those deaths as simply being accidents.

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Storyline

On trial for murder, Larry Ballantyne regurgitates an unbelievable story. He recounts how he philanders to other women while his rich loving wife Gretta tries to keep him in line. According to Larry, his girlfriend Verna dies accidentally in a car crash and his distraught wife tosses herself over a cliff after he runs out on her. The jury has a tough decision on this one. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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The way SHE loved a Man could lead in only one direction - DOWN! See more »

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16 July 1947 (USA)  »

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A Rua das Almas Perdidas  »

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Trivia

The date on the $25,000 check Larry rips up after the swim in the lake is the end of World War II, August 22 1945. See more »

Goofs

When Larry talks about Jamaica he mentions a "dark green pool" of sea water. The sea surrounding Jamaica is blue and very clear. See more »

Quotes

Larry Ballentine: This is more than just a trip to Montreal.
Greta Ballentine: I know.
Larry Ballentine: I'm leaving... for good.
Greta Ballentine: Did you remember to pack your gold cufflinks?
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Referenced in Remington Steele: Bonds of Steele (1986) See more »

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Well Plotted, well cast -- great climax
22 June 2003 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Robert Young? In a noir? He's near his best here, though for me his best is "Lady Be Good," in which he seems to be having a truly great time.

Jane Greer looks luscious. Susan Hayward is very good -- though her best was "I Can Get It For You Wholesale." And Rita Johnson is good, in a different type of role from her usual.

The rise and fall and rise and fall of a womanizer.

It's well plotted, though slightly dull till the final five minutes. Then, the climax: No one who's ever seen this will forget it. (And I'm certainly not going to give it away.)


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