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Ketti Frings (story)
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1951 (UK) See more »
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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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Cast

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

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At one point 6 months old Jeff Bridges was suppose to cry. To get him to cry Jeff's mother suggested they pinch him. (source is Jeff Bridges interview in the Nerdist podcast posted 15 July, 2013)See more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Jane Greer best thing about soft-hearted "sequel" to Caged, 2 March 2002
Author: bmacv from Western New York

The Company She Keeps might be viewed as John Cromwell's soft-hearted "sequel" to his great Caged of the same year (some of the same cast members reappear in small parts in both). Taking over the Eleanor Parker role -- the embittered parolee with a chip-on-the-shoulder attitude -- Jane Greer finally goes "freeside." Lizabeth Scott meets her at the train, not as a mentor into the world of vice but wasted as Greer's saintly parole officer. Greer makes it plain that she's none too happy with the constraints (a night-shift job, frumpy clothes, no drinking) imposed upon her, and promptly sets her hat for Scott's fiance Dennis O'Keefe, who tumbles right into it.

And this is where Ketti Frings' script loses whatever edge it had. The hard, manipulative Greer goes soft around the edges, conflicted and vacillating. Scott, meanwhile, magnanimously cedes O'Keefe to her rival and continues to advocate on her behalf with redoubled passion (an opposite change of heart would have furnished welcome friction).

Luckily, a few goblins still hover in the shadows, and, in a brief scene set in Los Angeles' municipal lockup, Cromwell manages to reprise some of the black magic of Caged. But the syrupy social messages and Frings' earnest kind-heartedness almost sink the movie, which nonetheless preserves one of Greer's rare appearances in the noir cycle, particularly savory at the movie's start and near its end. Just don't expect another Kathie Moffat from Out of the Past.

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