Spin-off to Melrose Place transplanting Amanda Woodward's mother Hillary Michaels to this show. Set in Los Angeles, it revolved around Hillary's company Models, Inc and the employees ... See full summary »
After failing to be re-elected, politician Blake Washburn returns home and becomes editor of the local newspaper. When he notices the influence the paper has on the public, he uses it to appeal to potential voters in the next election.
While in New York to select her coronation wardrobe, Princess Ann is photographed dancing with Riff Manton, son of impoverished producer George Manton. A dress designer, Balenko, gives Riff... See full summary »
G-men track stolen Uranium-238 shipment using new radar technology; they also recruit the girlfriend of a gang member as an informant. Radar helps, but it takes an undercover blonde to ... See full summary »
In Philadelphia, the soprano Prudence Budell returns from Europe after a period of five years training in the best Europeans music schools. Her millionaire grandmother Abigail Trent Budell ... See full summary »
U. S. Customs is trying to stop the illegal export of a miracle drug to China. A Customs agent in Shanghai inadvertently gets his partner killed and is fired. The now ex-agent goes on a ... See full summary »
Escaping from a Canadian prison farm, master thief Gerard Dennis (David Brian) makes his way to Buffalo with Peggy Arthur (Perdita Chandler), who supplies him with money needed for forged ... See full summary »
The movies playing at Santa Monica's Majestic Theatre (1:06) are Flame of Araby (1951) and Distant Drums (1951), both December 1951 releases, which give a pretty close idea of when this one was filmed. See more »
Coleen Gray's gold-digging Rusty starts out by blackmailing her married lover, then sees opportunities in a model agency that's rehearsing in the same building. She's soon making a play for the boss, who falls for her, and everything seems fine until her old crooked partner Lennie, out on parole shows up. "We're a couple of first class heels who are made for each other". He decides to exploit the models by opening a photographic studio. It's not going to end happily.
The alternative title 'That Kind of Girl' is more accurate, as the narrative focuses on Rusty and Lennie, rather than being another expose of model agencies; the one here is entirely above board until his involvement. A routine and predictable story and the cheap production values prevent this from hitting the heights, but there's some snappy hard-boiled dialogue and the director works up some tension toward the end, with the final shoot-out well done. Howard Duff gives a convincing performance as the vicious Lennie, and Coleen Gray is effective as a woman who is not as smart as she thinks she is.
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