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The Velvet Touch (1948)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  13 July 1948 (USA)
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Broadway star Valerie Stanton, breaking up with her producer-lover Gordon Dunning, unintentionally kills him. In flashback, she recalls meeting new flame Michael Morrell, and Dunning's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Valerie Stanton / Actress in 'Hedda Gabler': Hedda Gabler
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Michael Morrell
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Marian Webster
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Captain Danbury
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Gordon Dunning
Frank McHugh ...
Ernie Boyle
Walter Kingsford ...
Peter Gunther
Dan Tobin ...
Jeff Trent
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Paul Banton
Nydia Westman ...
Susan Crane
Theresa Harris ...
Nancy
Russell Hicks ...
Judge Brack / Actor in 'Hedda Gabler': Judge Brack
Irving Bacon ...
Albert
Esther Howard ...
Pansy Dupont
Harry Hayden ...
Mr. Crouch
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Storyline

Broadway star Valerie Stanton, breaking up with her producer-lover Gordon Dunning, unintentionally kills him. In flashback, she recalls meeting new flame Michael Morrell, and Dunning's machinations leading to the fatal argument. The next day, it appears that Valerie's former rival Marian Webster is the prime suspect. Or is suave police Captain Danbury just playing cat and mouse with her? Nicely catty dialogue. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Drama | Thriller

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13 July 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Voz da Consciência  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was produced by Frederick Brisson, Russell's real life husband. See more »

Goofs

In scenes set in Sardi's restaurant, many of framed caricatures on wall are full-figure sketches; in reality, all of Sardi's famous caricatures are face-only portraits. See more »

Quotes

Valerie Stanton: No! No she didn't! Marian didn't kill herself!
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Soundtracks

The Velvet Touch
by Mort Greene Leigh Harline
Sung behind credits by male chorus
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Great cast, seldom shown suspense-drama
14 June 2007 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Sydney Greenstreet and his loud, frequent guffaw (6 years after Maltese Falcon and Casablanca) plays Captain Danbury trying to track down a murderer, with a few twists and turns. Viewers will recognize Gordon Dunning, played by Leon Ames, who often had roles of authority, -- the sheriff, the DA, the commissioner, the captain on a ship. Rosalind Russell (10 years after playing Sylvia Fowler in "The Women") plays Valerie Stanton, a stage actress ( although Agnes Moorhead would also have been PERFECT for this role). Leo Genn, Claire Trevor (Key Largo, The High & Mighty), Frank McHugh, and Walter Kingsford also play very believable characters. Note also Theresa Harris, the dresser, who was also in "The Women" with RR. Good solid story from 1948, no obvious plot-holes.


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