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The Glass Web (1953)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  14 May 1954 (France)
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A beautiful but heartless television actress, uses seduction and tricks to blackmail the men in her life to a point, where she could get herself killed.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Henry Hayes
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Don Newell
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Paula Ranier
Marcia Henderson ...
Louise Newell
Richard Denning ...
Dave Markson
Hugh Sanders ...
Police Lt. Mike Stevens
Jean Willes ...
Sonia
Eve McVeagh ...
Viv
Harry Tyler ...
Jake (as Harry O. Tyler)
John Hiestand ...
Announcer
Clark Howat ...
Bob Warren
Robert Nelson ...
Plainclothesman (as Bob Nelson)
John Verros ...
Fred Abbott
Helen Wallace ...
Mrs. Doyle
Benny Rubin ...
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Storyline

The ice-cold diva Paula ruthlessly exploits the guys she dates. While blackmailing the married Don with a recent one-night-stand, she has a secret affair with Henry, who works as researcher for the weekly authentic TV show "Crime of the Week", which Don writes for. When Henry fails to help her to a role, she insults him deadly... and ends up dead herself. Now Don desperately tries to hide his traces, but Henry sabotages his efforts and suggests he write the unsolved murder case for next week's show... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Among the real-life actors whose photos are hanging on the wall of Markson's office are Tony Curtis, Jeff Chandler and Shelley Winters. See more »

Goofs

When Don drives with Henry to the studio and "takes the wrong road", the exterior shot at that moment shows him with what appears to be a female passenger instead of a character wearing a hat, as what Henry is wearing. See more »

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Temptation
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
A phonograph record of this song figures prominently in the action
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Temptation
5 April 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Breezy programmer pits "Crime of the Week" star John Forsythe in a battle of wits against technical consultant Edward G. Robinson. The backdrop is the murder of a calculating and blackmailing beautiful siren, well-played by the radiant Kathleen Hughes. Meanwhile, the record "Temptation" plays over and over and over again. A solid "B" movie supporting cast and inventive direction moves this one along quickly with the debonair Forsythe disarmed for quite a while by the bulldoggishly cynical Edward G. Robinson. The crime eventually gets reenacted on the TV show in the show's climactic scene. The trap is set, and somebody bites. I enjoyed the resolution, and hope you will also. Warning, Temptation is played so many times that it will probably run through your head for quite some time after seeing this one.


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