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Director:
Writers:
Lawrence Kimble (screen play) &
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Release Date:
July 1951 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The kind that don't die in bed!
Plot:
Brandy Kirby and crooked Lawyer Vincent Mailer plan to rob William and Maida McIntyre by producing a convincing double for their long-lost son... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Edmond O'Brien ... Michael "Lefty" Farrell

Lizabeth Scott ... Brandy Kirby

Terry Moore ... Kathy McIntyre

Alexander Knox ... Vincent Mailer
Griff Barnett ... William McIntyre
Robert Anderson ... Todd
Virginia Brissac ... Maida McIntyre
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessie Arnold ... Woman at Phone Booth (uncredited)
Kathryn Card ... Bingo Woman (uncredited)
Claire Carleton ... Minnie Mitt (uncredited)
Louis Jean Heydt ... Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)
J.M. Kerrigan ... Father Lanahan (uncredited)
James Kirkwood ... Ben (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Emory Parnell ... First Deputy (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Man at Police Station (uncredited)
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Directed by
Henry Levin 
 
Writing credits
Lawrence Kimble (screen play) &
James Gunn (screen play)

James Edward Grant (from a story by)

Produced by
William Dozier .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Duning 
 
Cinematography by
Burnett Guffey 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
 
Art Direction by
Walter Holscher 
 
Set Decoration by
Louis Diage 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Nelson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Frank Goodwin .... sound engineer
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
75 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Belgium:16 | Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (certificate #15006)

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An Unfortunate Lapse, 7 January 2012
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

It's a nifty premise that fails to fulfill an early promise. Seductress Brandy (Scott) lures wiseguy Lefty (O'Brien) into a million-dollar fraud scheme. All it will cost him is time in a swanky beach house and half a finger. But that's okay because he'll still have nine and a-half left, plus a big inheritance from a wealthy old couple. Then too, if he gets cold feet, slinky Brandy is always there to warm him up. Mastermind Vincent (Knox) has hatched what looks like a sure thing.

However, I'm with reviewer bmacy. After that promising start, especially with the slamming car door, the movie takes an irretrievable tumble. And that's when Terry Moore's loopy overacting hits the scene. Catch that night time set-up where Lefty breaks into Kathy's (Moore) place and she squeals with delight over what appears a potential rapist or killer. Sorry, but that's about as poorly written and ill conceived a scene as I've witnessed in some time. And who was it who decided to insert Lefty's face-making as comedic accompaniment to Kathy's description of him. It's not only unnecessary, but unsubtly attacks the whole surrounding mood. As bmacy points out, by the time the movie recovers from such ruptures, it's already too late.

At the same time, director Levin appears to have little feel for the material, his career being mainly in light comedies. As a result, the story simply unfolds in pedestrian fashion without any distinguishing touches or development. As a result, and despite its two noir icons, the 80-minutes comes across as more disappointing than gritty crime drama.

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