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Release Date:
6 April 1953 (USA) See more »
I confess I'm the kind of girl every man wants - but shouldn't marry!
Another of the "Fate and Irony" films from director-writer-producer-actor Hugo Haas but this one has... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Cleo Moore ... Mary Adams
Hugo Haas ... Dragomie Damitrof
Glenn Langan ... Johnny
Helene Stanton ... Smooch (as Ellen Stansbury)
Anthony Jochim ... Father Benedict

Burt Mustin ... Gardener
Leonid Snegoff ... Gregory Stark
James Nusser ... Warden (as Jim Nusser)

Russ Conway ... Police Officer
Mara Lea ... Girl
Gayne Whitman ... District Attorney
Leo Mostovoy ... Gambler (as Leo Mastovoy)

Martha Wentworth ... Old Lady
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Engel ... Bar Manager (uncredited)
Joseph Mell ... Dock Worker (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Barfly / Kibitzer (uncredited)

Directed by
Hugo Haas 
Writing credits
Hugo Haas (written by)

Produced by
Robert Erlik .... associate producer
Hugo Haas .... producer
Original Music by
Václav Divina  (as Vaclav Divina)
Cinematography by
Paul Ivano 
Film Editing by
Merrill G. White 
Art Direction by
Rudi Feld 
Makeup Department
Gustaf Norin .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leon Chooluck .... assistant director
Sound Department
Ben Winkler .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Fitzgerald .... camera operator
Dan Stott .... chief electrician
Editorial Department
Robert S. Eisen .... associate editor (as Robert Eisen)
Music Department
Adolf Heller .... conductor (as Adolph Heller)
Emil Cadkin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lewis Raymond .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Joe Franklin .... script supervisor
Robert Lowell .... dialogue supervisor (as Mark Lowell)

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74 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #16194)

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Miscellaneous: When Smooch walks out of the building after the late night party, the lighting (sun) on street and behind Mary is the same as it was when Mary arrived in the afternoon.See more »
Johnny:Well, gambling is a gamble.See more »
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Referenced in I Know Who Killed Me (2007)See more »


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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A must-see for fans of noir., 4 March 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Cleo Moore stars as a blonde with a crazy plan. Near the beginning of the film, she robs her boss. He is a jerk and she feels entitled to the money--all $25,000. But, when the cops arrive, she freely admits to the robbery and goes to jail. There, she behaves well and just bides her time--waiting until she can get out and claim the money after the heat's subsided.

Three years pass. She gets out early on good behavior and continues to bide her time. Eventually, she will have her money and make it all worth while. However, in the meantime, it appears as if one of her new friends has found and stolen this money herself--and she's determined to get that money or revenge. However, there are some dandy twists that make it well worth seeing at the end of the movie.

Overall, a clever script and one of the better film noir B-movies. Moore is excellent as a 'dame' and the film is a must-see for noir fans. Fortunately, this film is now out on DVD along with another little-known noir film, NIGHT EDITOR.

By the way, this film features an appearance by one of my favorite TV actors of the 50s-70s, Burt Mustin. He alone is more than enough reason to see anything--even a tiny appearance like in this movie.

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