Two conartists swindle a Los Angeles department store out of a mink coat, cheat a pawnbroker out of $8000 and leave the police baffled.

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Roger Kingsley
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Mary Webb
Eddie Marr ...
Johnny Gregg
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Detective Chief Brownell
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Detective Sergeant Quinn
Dan Riss ...
Detective Lieutenant Fenton
Walter Kingsford ...
Mr. Markewell
Paul Livermore ...
Hal Speel
Aline Towne ...
Peggy Speel
Helen Van Tuyl ...
Maggie
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Truman Bradley ...
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Mr. Sheridan
Roy Engel ...
Store Detective Walsh
Charles Collins ...
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Two conartists swindle a Los Angeles department store out of a mink coat, cheat a pawnbroker out of $8000 and leave the police baffled.

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SHE'LL GIVE YOU A HARD TIME! The cops from coast-to-coast are looking for her and so are the men!

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Better than "The Sting"
24 March 2013 | by (upstate ny) – See all my reviews

It starts off as a typical police procedural with a brief introductory spiel by a Los Angeles police official warning against the confidence game, then proceeds to tell the case of Mary Webb (Brooke) and her association with Roger Kingsley (Conway).

This was one intricately plotted film that starts off with a nice twist following confidence girl Webb and her associates through various cons, culminating in an elaborate phony mentalist night club act.

Hillary Brooke looks great and does a convincing turn as Webb, Tom Conway (George Sander's brother) is her equal, believable. I've been familiar with Brooke from when I was a kid she was a regular, the blond bombshell that all the guys in Patterson on the Abbott & Costello TV show, were crazy about. Didn't realize she was a home girl (Astoria, NY) until I saw her bio. She shines.

Very similar to The Sting, but in my opinion even better for the 50s location sequences, check it out for yourselves. 8/10 Streaming on Netfix


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