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The Velvet Touch (1948)

Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | 13 July 1948 (USA)
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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(as John Gage)

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(screen play), (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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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
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Ernie Boyle
Walter Kingsford ...
Peter Gunther
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Jeff Trent
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Paul Banton
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Susan Crane
Theresa Harris ...
Nancy
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Judge Brack / Actor in 'Hedda Gabler': Judge Brack
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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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Taglines:

"You can get away with anything if you've got it...Anything"

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Drama | Thriller

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 July 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Voz da Consciência  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 23, 1951 with Rosalind Russell reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Valerie Stanton: No choice?
Michael Morrell: I told you. With me you take everything on faith.
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Soundtracks

The Velvet Touch
Written by Mort Greene & Leigh Harline
[Title song sung by male chorus during opening title and credits]
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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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