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My True Story (1951)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  8 March 1951 (USA)
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Helen Walker ...
Ann Martin
Willard Parker ...
Bill Phillips
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mme. Rousseau
Emory Parnell ...
Ed Praskins
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Mark Foster (as Aldo DaRe)
Wilton Graff ...
George Trent
Ivan Triesault ...
Alexis Delios
Ben Welden ...
Buzz Edwards
Fred F. Sears ...
E. H. Carlyle
Mary Newton ...
Miss Harrison
Ann Tyrrell ...
Sophie
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Ann Martin (Helen Walker') is a jewel thief recently released from prison, and is forced by a gang to take a job as a companion to an elderly recluse, Madame Rousseau (Elisabeth Risdon'), who has shut herself off from the world. The old woman owns an oil-of-myrrh which she doles out on an as-needed basis to the makers of "Temptation" perfume who have offered her fabulous sums of money to buy out her entire stock of myrrh. The gang, led by George Trent (Wilton Graff) and Ed Praskins (Emory Parnell) , who hides his villainy behind a deceptive air of friendliness, orders Ann to find the myrrh stock, and when she does not succeed, she is in danger. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THIS IS IT! MY TRUE DTORY was filmed in cooperation with the editors of "True Story MAgazine"

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Interesting but slow
21 March 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Mickey Rooney tries life behind the camera in this potentially interesting but occasionally plodding true confessions story of Helen Walker --here doing a rather good Claire Trevor imitation -- sprung from prison to take part in a plot to steal a priceless supply of 'oil of myrrh' from an old lady. The story is interesting, but a good cast -- including Aldo Ray in his screen debut -- fails to do much with the script, Perhaps there is simply too much detail or perhaps Mickey Rooney, who was used to improvisation over many takes, did not have the budget for the extra takes. The result is a fair B movie, but no earth shaker. Mickey went back in front of the camera where, the year I write this, he still is, delighting audiences in a film career than has lasted more than eighty years.


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