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The Velvet Touch (1948)

Unrated  |   |  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

The black coat Valerie wears to visit Marian, with its hood trimmed in white, was virtually copied for Kim Basinger in "L.A. confidential" 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

Marian Webster: The trouble with her is that she's here today and here tomorrow.
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Soundtracks

The Velvet Touch
by Mort Greene Leigh Harline
Sung behind credits by male chorus
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murder with style
23 June 2003 | by (miami fl) – See all my reviews

Don't miss this! The incomparable Roz, totally believable as a Broadway legend. What a delight to see her playing off the underrated, irreplaceable Claire Trevor. Clever mystery set in the environs of the theater with a real feel for atmosphere. It really seems like it was filmed on location on not on RKO soundstages. That is always one of the real treats of unappreciated the RKO product. Throw in a sly performance from Greenstreet. This one is a real gem!


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