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Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948)

Passed  -  Crime | Music | Mystery  -  9 October 1948 (USA)
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Linda Vickers gets mixed up with gambler Marty Fain. One of Fain's henchmen uses her car in a killing, and the police come around asking questions. Linda decides to indulge in a bit of ... See full summary »

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'Doc' Vickers
Tom D'Andrea ...
Sparky Lynch
Richard Rober ...
Lt. McReady
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Toni Peters
Richard Benedict ...
Cliff Saunders
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Linda Vickers gets mixed up with gambler Marty Fain. One of Fain's henchmen uses her car in a killing, and the police come around asking questions. Linda decides to indulge in a bit of blackmail. Her brother, "Doc', comes to town and disapproves of the company she keeps. Fain is wounded in a killing and 'Doc' helps him out. But "Doc' is shot, and Linda decides to cooperate with the police, and is soon wearing a wire. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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It's the big secret that's become a country-wide sensation! Girls who live on the wrong side of the law---bait for crime's silkiest racket! See more »

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9 October 1948 (USA)  »

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30 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Virginia Mayo stars with Bruce Bennett in "Smart Girls Don't Talk," a 1948 noir courtesy of Warner Brothers.

Mayo plays Linda Vickers, who is caught in a robbery at a gambling casino owned by Marty Fain (Bennett). At one time, she had money; now she bounces checks. Fain doesn't want the police involved, so he asks his thugs to pay the criminal a visit and offers to pay back the customers for what they lost in the robbery. Vickers comes in with a tall story about losing $18000 in jewelry, and Fain demands to see the insurance policy. They go to her apartment in Fain's car and he says hers will be returned to her in the morning. At Linda's place (of course he knew she didn't have any policy) they have a drink...fade out. The next day the police arrive, and she finds out her car was used in a murder. The murdered man is the one who robbed the casino. Vickers makes some not so subtle hints about blackmail.

Linda's surgeon brother, 'Doc' (Robert Hutton) arrives and doesn't like Fain or the fact that his sister is involved with him. The plot thickens and soon, Doc becomes involved in some bad business.

Pretty good but not fabulous either in story or acting. The main actors are all likable, though. Mayo was very attractive with a terrific figure, and she did well in these noirs. Robert Hutton in looks has always reminded me of Jimmy Stewart. Bennett was always straightforward in his delivery with little variation. Nevertheless, he was certainly a remarkable man, an Olympic Silver medal winner in shotput under his real name, Herman Brix, went onto a career in films and lived to be 100.

If you are a fan of noirs, as I am, see this and enjoy it.


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