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Actor's and Sin (1952)

Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger star than he is; the second is about a literary agent whose newest client--a ... See full summary »

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Maurice Tillayou (segment "Actor's Blood")
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Marcia Tillayou (segment "Actor's Blood")
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Alfred O'Shea / Narrator (segment "Actor's Blood")
Rudolph Anders ...
Otto Lachsley (segment "Actor's Blood")
Alice Key ...
Miss Thompson / Tommy (segment "Actor's Blood")
Ric Roman ...
Clyde Veering (segment "Actor's Blood") (as Rick Roman)
Peter Brocco ...
Mr. Herbert (segment "Actor's Blood")
Elizabeth Root ...
Mrs. Herbert (segment "Actor's Blood")
Joseph Mell ...
George Murry (segment "Actor's Blood")
Irene Martin ...
Mrs. Murry (segment "Actor's Blood")
Herb Bernard ...
Emile (segment "Actor's Blood")
Robert Carson ...
Thomas Hayne (segment "Actor's Blood")
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Orlando Higgens (segment "Woman of Sin")
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J.B. Cobb (segment "Woman of Sin")
Tracey Roberts ...
Miss Flannigan (segment "Woman of Sin")
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Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger star than he is; the second is about a literary agent whose newest client--a nine-year-old boy--is the author of a borderline pornographic book. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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What goes on when the greasepaint comes off?

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18 July 1952 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Two unrelated short stories by Ben Hecht - "Actor's Blood" and "Concerning A Woman Of Sin".
11 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There is no apostrophe in the title of this film! Repeat: NO apostrophe! Of course there isn't. That would be illiterate. I have attempted to corrected this elementary error, but the IMDb has informed me that the title is locked. However, any other source - whether it be Halliwell's Film Guide or Leonard Maltin's guide or Richard Corliss's book about Hollywood screenwriters or any of the books about Ben Hecht or Wikipedia - will confirm what I say. And I've seen the film, too.

It's a rather enjoyable movie, although the low budget is obvious. Ben Hecht's directing efforts are all fairly odd, and this is simply a portmanteau movie, telling two short stories instead of one long one. The first story, "Actor's Blood" is dramatic and sentimental and features a fine performance by Edward G. Robinson as a tragic character. The second is raucously comic, although it worked better on the page than it does on the screen. Eddie Albert is pretty funny as an outrageous agent promoting an idiotic novel. Hecht's daughter Jenny plays an annoying child, and is herself annoying.


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