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Christabel fools everyone with her sweet exterior including her cousin Donna and Donna's wealthy fiancée Curtis. The only one who sees through her facade is Nick, a rugged writer who loves ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Nick Bradley
Zachary Scott ...
Curtis Carey
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Donna Foster
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Gabriel 'Gobby' Broome
Harold Vermilyea ...
John Caine
Virginia Farmer ...
Aunt Clara Caine
Kathleen Howard ...
Mrs. Bolton
Dick Ryan ...
Arthur - Curtis's Butler
Bess Flowers ...
Mrs. Worthington
Joy Hallward ...
Mrs. Porter
Hazel Boyne ...
Committee Woman
Irving Bacon ...
Jewelry Salesman
Gordon Oliver ...
Harrison - the Lawyer (scenes deleted)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Chefe ...
Man (scenes deleted)
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Christabel fools everyone with her sweet exterior including her cousin Donna and Donna's wealthy fiancée Curtis. The only one who sees through her facade is Nick, a rugged writer who loves her anyway. Christabel also loves Nick, but she loves Curtis' money more. After convincing Curtis that Donna is only interested in him for his money, she tricks Curtis into marrying her. Of course, she still dallies with Nick on the side. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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27 August 1950 (USA)  »

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Trivia

RKO had originally scheduled this film to be filmed twice previously: in 1946 with Joan Fontaine, Henry Fonda, John Sutton and Marsha Hunt. It was canceled. In 1948 RKO put the film on its schedule under the title of BED OF ROSES, with Barbara Bel Geddes in the role of Christabel. However, Howard Hughes decided he did not care for Bel Geddes and postponed it. See more »

Quotes

Nick Bradley: Why don't you marry me and quit getting lost
Christabel Caine Carey: Nick!
Nick Bradley: That's no answer.
Christabel Caine Carey: Oh I can't darling, I need time, give me a little time.
Nick Bradley: All right, I won't push you. I'll give you till tommorow night.
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Joan as a Bad Girl - What a Ride!
20 October 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This is a good, sexy movie because of Joan Fontaine and her two beaus, leading actors: Zachary Scott and Robert Ryan. Robert Ryan matches Joan Fontaine with zest and sexy talk. It's fun to watch! To make a sexy movie all you have to do is imply and not show anything. This movie delivers! Women will love this movie as a late Saturday night movie.


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