Two con artists join forces and pose as brother and sister. He then meets rich widows through the "personals" sections of newspapers, marries them, and both kill the widows for their money.

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Dorothy Patrick ...
Louise Curtis
John Eldredge ...
Tony Morell / Wade Antrim
Barbra Fuller ...
Laurel Vernon
Robert Rockwell ...
Police Lt. Carroll
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Aaron Hunt
Dorothy Granger ...
Duchess Belle
Eric Sinclair ...
Bobby Crane
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Bertha Martin
Frank Kreig ...
Cal
Harry Cheshire ...
Sheriff Polk
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Dave Clark
Howard Negley ...
Elmer Jayson (as Howard J. Negley)
John Crawford ...
Stevedore
Eddie Dunn ...
Sheriff York
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Two con artists join forces and pose as brother and sister. He then meets rich widows through the "personals" sections of newspapers, marries them, and both kill the widows for their money. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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29 August 1950 (USA)  »

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John Eldredge and Dorothy Patrick do a job on Ann Doran
3 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Lonely Heart Bandits" is a very dark story that pulls no punches. It's not photographed in noir style, but the bad characters are bad enough to make up for it. We can call this one a film noir because these characters are shown without sentiment or moralizing, so that we see how nasty they are and the overall tone of the film reflects this.

John Eldredge and Dorothy Patrick play two sociopaths who con people out of their money by pretending to love them and even marrying them. They are smart, sociable, possessed of social graces and entirely unscrupulous. The story shows how they manage to manipulate widow Ann Doran while her son is away. Kathleen Freeman has a supporting role as a plain Jane who finds a suitable mate through correspondence. This is the gateway for Eldredge and Patrick. Richard Travis is Doran's loyal friend who hasn't convinced her to marry him but stands by her.

This is a solid crime story packed into an hour.


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