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Ben Hecht
Lee Garmes (co-director)
Ben Hecht (written by)
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Release Date:
18 July 1952 (USA) See more »
What goes on when the greasepaint comes off?
Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Two unrelated short stories by Ben Hecht - "Actor's Blood" and "Concerning A Woman Of Sin". See more (4 total) »


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Edward G. Robinson ... Maurice Tillayou (segment "Actor's Blood")

Marsha Hunt ... Marcia Tillayou (segment "Actor's Blood")

Dan O'Herlihy ... 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")

Eddie Albert ... Orlando Higgens (segment "Woman of Sin")

Alan Reed ... J.B. Cobb (segment "Woman of Sin")
Tracey Roberts ... Miss Flannigan (segment "Woman of Sin")
Paul Guilfoyle ... Mr. Blue (segment "Woman of Sin")
Douglas Evans ... Mr. Devlin (segment "Woman of Sin") (as Doug Evans)
Jody Gilbert ... Mrs. Egelhofer (segment "Woman of Sin")
George Baxter ... Mr. Brown (segment "Woman of Sin")
George Keymas ... Producer (segment "Woman of Sin")
Toni Carroll ... Movie Star (segment "Woman of Sin")
John Crawford ... Movie Hero (segment "Woman of Sin")
Kathleen Mulqueen ... Miss Wright (segment "Woman of Sin")
Alan Mendez ... Moriarity (segment "Woman of Sin")
Sam Rosen ... Joseph Danello (segment "Woman of Sin")
Jenny Hecht ... Daisy Marcher (segment "Woman of Sin")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betty Field ... Betty Field (Woman of Sin sequence) (archive footage)

Louis B. Mayer ... Louis B. Mayer (Woman of Sin sequence) (archive footage)

Jack L. Warner ... Jack Warner (Woman of Sin sequence) (archive footage)
Ben Hecht ... Narrator (segment "Woman of Sin") (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ben Hecht 
Lee Garmes (co-director)
Writing credits
Ben Hecht (written by)

Produced by
Ben Hecht .... producer
Ben Hersh .... supervising producer
Sid Kuller .... executive producer
Original Music by
George Antheil 
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes 
Film Editing by
Otto Ludwig 
Production Design by
Ernst Fegté  (as Ernest Fegte)
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol 
Makeup Department
Gustaf Norin .... makeup artist (as Gus Norin)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Hoge .... assistant director
Richard McWhorter .... assistant director
Sound Department
Victor B. Appel .... sound (as Victor Appel)
Mac Dalgleish .... sound
Music Department
Ernest Gold .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Robert H. Justman .... assistant to producer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Actors and Sin" - USA (poster title)
"Woman of Sin" - USA (alternative title)
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82 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Two unrelated short stories by Ben Hecht - "Actor's Blood" and "Concerning A Woman Of Sin"., 11 December 2011
Author: greenf74 from United Kingdom

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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