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A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.

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Lois Frazer
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Andy Cullen
Lisa Howard ...
Janet Cullen
Harlan Warde ...
Howard Frazer
Tito Vuolo ...
Pietro Capa
Charles Arnt ...
Ernest Quimby (as Charles E. Arnt)
Marjorie Bennett ...
Muriel Quimby
Alan Wells ...
Nito Capa
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Mrs. Capa
Bud Wolfe ...
Officer Blair
Morgan Farley ...
Rushton
Howard Negley ...
Detective Olson
William Gould ...
Doc Munson
Art Millan ...
United Airlines Clerk
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Rich Lois Frazer, divorcing her fortune-hunter husband, finds he's bought a gun. Suspecting he plans to kill her, she calls in her lover, who just happens to be Homicide Lieutenant Ed Cullen. When Ed arrives, the gun gets used...and because of his relationship with Lois, Ed is compelled to compound a felony. The good news: Ed himself is assigned to the case. The bad news: Ed's hotshot younger brother Andy, a new- minted detective, is also on the case...and anxious to prove himself. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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... the predictable way of a man's love for an evil woman ! See more »

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26 December 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'uomo che ingannò se stesso  »

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Lois Frazer: Say something! Think of something! You know the truth!
Police Lt. Ed Cullen: The truth can get you twenty years!
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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #8.2 (1957) See more »

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Pretty Good "B" Noir
9 February 2015 | by (Santa Barbara, CA) – See all my reviews

For a "B" film, "The Man Who Cheated Himself" is very well done. The script is pretty good, Lee J. Cobb is terrific as a world-weary police lieutenant who gets tangled in a web of lies.

John Dall plays his "newly-promoted, determined-to-make-good" younger brother and partner competently.

The primary flaw with the film is Jane Wyatt who overacts the part of the femme fatale. Someone like Gloria Grahame or Lizabeth Scott would have been perfect.

The ending was a bit abrupt, but gave a fitting film noir conclusion to the proceedings. All in all, well-worth watching despite these small flaws.


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