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Release Date:
1951 (UK) See more »
Follows the progress of a female ex-convict as she tries to rebuild her life after being released from prison. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Fairly standard melodrama with a fine performance by Jane Greer. See more (13 total) »


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Lizabeth Scott ... Joan

Jane Greer ... Diane

Dennis O'Keefe ... Larry
Fay Baker ... Tilly

John Hoyt ... Judge Kendall

James Bell ... Mr. Neeley

Don Beddoe ... Jamieson

Bert Freed ... Smitty
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Seeley
Marjorie Wood ... Mrs. Haley
Marjorie Crossland ... Mrs. Griggs
Virginia Farmer ... Mrs. Harris
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eric Alden ... Sergeant of Detectives (uncredited)

Parley Baer ... Steve (uncredited)
Larry Barton ... Store Detective (uncredited)
June Benbow ... Myrtle (uncredited)
Lela Bliss ... Shopper (uncredited)

Gail Bonney ... Nurse (uncredited)

Beau Bridges ... Obie - Boy at Train Station (uncredited)
Dorothy Dean Bridges ... Mother at Station (uncredited)

Jeff Bridges ... Infant at Train Station (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ... Outside Policeman (uncredited)
Helen Brown ... Nurse Helen Johnson (uncredited)
Geraldine Carr ... Rita (uncredited)

Harry Cheshire ... Cliff Martin - Larry's Boss (uncredited)

David Clarke ... Detective Barkley (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Train Station Passenger (uncredited)
Claudia Constant ... Peggy (uncredited)
Sally Corner ... Patient (uncredited)
Maria Costi ... Laura (uncredited)

John Cromwell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jane Crowley ... May (uncredited)
Frances Curry ... Rosabelle (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing ... Man Viewing Line-Up (uncredited)
Forrest Dickson ... Policewoman (uncredited)
Don Dillaway ... Victim (uncredited)
Edith Evanson ... Mrs. Holman (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Elizabeth Flournoy ... Mrs. May (uncredited)

Kathleen Freeman ... Jessie - Parolee with Child (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Judge's Clerk (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Hospital Attendant (uncredited)
Donn Greer ... Fred (uncredited)
Patricia Hall ... Nurse with Larry (uncredited)
Theresa Harris ... Lilly Johnson (uncredited)
Gertrude Hoffman ... Mrs. Kaufman (uncredited)
Mary Alan Hokanson ... Saleswoman (uncredited)

Fred Hoose ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)

Victoria Horne ... Marcia (uncredited)
Anne Howard ... Stock Girl (uncredited)

Colin Kenny ... Racetrack Spectator in Stands (uncredited)
Kate Drain Lawson ... Mrs. Spencer (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ... Matron (uncredited)
Paul Lees ... Kendall's Secretary (uncredited)
Harry Leroy ... Dancing Guest (uncredited)
Alyn Lockwood ... Policewoman (uncredited)

George Magrill ... Man in Racetrack Montage (uncredited)
Adrienne Marden ... Amy Bower (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy ... Counterman (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Maitre'd in French Restaurant (uncredited)
Peter Michaels ... Detective (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Train Station Passenger (uncredited)
Royce Milne ... Girl (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Mrs. McLean (uncredited)
Virginia Mullen ... Shopper (uncredited)
Jerry Mullins ... Boy (uncredited)
Gerald Pierce ... Office Boy (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright ... Victim (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Ricci (uncredited)
Yvonne Rob ... Freda (uncredited)

Dewey Robinson ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
William Ruhl ... Joe (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ... Waiter (uncredited)

Erskine Sanford ... Planetarium Guide (uncredited)
Eileen Stevens ... Bess Kreiger (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Sykes (uncredited)

Kenneth Tobey ... Rex Fisher (uncredited)
Wanda Tynan ... Jenny (uncredited)

Virginia Vincent ... Annabelle Bird (uncredited)
George Volk ... Detective (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Pete (uncredited)
Jasper Weldon ... Red Cap (uncredited)

Directed by
John Cromwell 
Writing credits
Ketti Frings (story and screen play)

Produced by
John Houseman .... producer
Sid Rogell .... executive producer
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
Cinematography by
Nicholas Musuraca (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Swink 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Alfred Herman 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
William Stevens (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Michael Woulfe (gowns)
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound
Francis M. Sarver .... sound (as Francis Sarver)
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director

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Additional Details

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82 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Australia:G | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #14448)

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When this film was made, Howard Hughes owned both RKO, which produced it, and TWA, whose logo is featured prominently on the airplane in the airport sequence.See more »


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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Fairly standard melodrama with a fine performance by Jane Greer., 23 July 2002
Author: wrbtu from Long Island Motor Parkway

Lizabeth Scott is OK here, & I'm a big fan of hers, but I would have liked her better in the role of Diane (played by Greer). Scott is just too sugary sweet in her role as a Parole Officer Angel. On the other hand, I kept waiting for Greer's character to wake up & smell the coffee, but she really never did, & that's what makes this film a cut above similar soapers of this kind. Greer is excellent as a sneering, eye-rolling bad girl who just doesn't care about those trying to help her or society, & really doesn't even care about herself. I rate it 6/10. I would have rated it higher if not for Scott's too sweet character & the happy pat en

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