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Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948)

Passed | | Crime, Music, Mystery | 9 October 1948 (USA)
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
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Sparky Lynch
Richard Rober ...
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Toni Peters
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Cliff Saunders
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Johnny Warjak
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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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She Was One Of Them! From A "Smart Girl's" Lips Comes The Story Of Crime's Silkiest Racket! See more »

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Crime | Music | Mystery

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9 October 1948 (USA)  »

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Armadilha Fatal  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The opening shot is of Broadway in New York City, where most notably visible is the sign for the old Rivoli Theater at 1620 Broadway and W. 49th Street. See more »

Soundtracks

It Had to Be You
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Played when Linda and Marty are at the roulette table
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Should Have Been Better
25 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that ought to be good, but isn't. Probably because the dictates of plot require characters to change their stripes every 10 minutes, so that by the time we reached plot twist number 20, the willing suspension of disbelief is gone.

Too bad, too, because the setup is a good one, and star Virginia Mayo is a babe of the first order. Is Virginia Mayo a selfish wench that does not care that she is dating a gangster who casually orders his enemies killed? Or is she just clueless, because the gangster has been to the right schools, and does romantic banter in the best old movie tradition? Who knows? The tension could have been interesting, but the melodrama of the plot requires that those questions be dumped, as the well-educated, successful gangster makes some really stupid business management decisions, and new characters show up, act foolishly, and kick the plot in predictable directions. But hang on until the absolute end of the movie to see perhaps the most inappropriate romantic gesture EVER.


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