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Ketti Frings (story)
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Release Date:
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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Happy Birthday, Jeff Bridges!
 (From Huffington Post. 4 December 2012, 6:28 AM, PST)

Jane Greer on TCM: Out Of The Past, The Company She Keeps
 (From Alt Film Guide. 25 June 2011, 8:15 PM, PDT)

Jeff Bridges: His 10 Best Roles, from President to Alien
 (From Moviefone. 17 December 2010, 7:00 AM, PST)

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Starts well, then fizzles. See more (12 total) »

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)
Sayre Dearing ... Man Viewing Line-Up (uncredited)
Forrest Dickson ... Policewoman (uncredited)
Don Dillaway ... Victim (uncredited)
Frances Driver ... Rosabelle (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)
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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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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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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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Starts well, then fizzles., 17 November 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

The film begins with the parole board meeting at a woman's prison. They are discussing Diane Stuart's case. She's granted parole and moves to Los Angeles. Once there, she's met by her new parole officer, Joan Wilburn (Lizbeth Scott). The p.o. is VERY positive and friendly--unrealistically so, actually. She seems more like a cheerleader than an officer of the court. All this occurs while Diane acts as if she'd rather be anywhere than with Joan. Pleasant, she is not.

While Diane does okay on parole, she is a conniver. When she sees Joan with her boyfriend, Larry (Dennis O'Keefe), she decides to get him for herself and slowly he falls for her. However, unexpectedly, she falls for him as well. Here is where is gets more ridiculous--Joan isn't thrilled by all this but is super-supportive and pushes to get the pair permission to marry. As for Diane, she's broken-hearted and expects the worst. What's next?

When the film began, I loved Greer's character. She was wonderfully noir--with a bad attitude and a hard edge. But, when she suddenly actually fell for Larry AND her p.o. was so supportive, the film felt very sappy...and lame as well as VERY inconsistent. Up until then, I would have given this one an 8 or 9. How could they have screwed up so badly?!

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