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Wicked Woman (1953)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 9 December 1953 (USA)
A blonde floozy drifts into town and gets a job as a waitress at a local bar. She sets her sights on the bar's handsome owner, who is married to an alcoholic. Her plans are for the two of ... See full summary »

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A blonde floozy drifts into town and gets a job as a waitress at a local bar. She sets her sights on the bar's handsome owner, who is married to an alcoholic. Her plans are for the two of them to take the bar's money and skip to Mexico - but a boarder at the rooming house where she is staying discovers her plans, and comes up with a plan of his own. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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9 December 1953 (USA)  »

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As Matt Bannister steps into Bille's room to assault her, you can see the bald head of someone pass out of the doorway, presumably Charlie Borg. But when the camera pans left, Borg is still standing on the far side of the bed. See more »

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Referenced in Not as a Stranger (1955) See more »

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Wicked Woman
by Buddy Baker and Joseph Mullendore (as Joe Mullendore)
Sung by Herb Jeffries
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Sultry Seducer sends out spider's web to get dough.
21 February 2001 | by (Cleveland, OH USA) – See all my reviews

Seen on TCM in the wee hours, this sordid little noir features the bleached blonde sexpot Beverly Michaels who had been dumped by cheesy Svengali Hugo Haas having switched his attentions to Cleo Moore. Bev makes Marilyn look like a goddess. As she saunters through the dismal sets which include a rancid rooming house, a barful of working-class mediocrities, and generic city streets, swaying her hips with a pokerface, you know this girl has hit bottom and is not likely to go much farther up because all she has is sex for brains. [A late scene shows her with a toothy, gummy grin which may answer the unasked question: why does she so rarely smile?] Down to her last dollar she gets a room, a barmaid job, a slimy admirer across the hall (the weird, weird Percy Helton) and proceeds to seduce the barman (Richard Egan had fallen this far in only a few years?), his bar-owning lush of a wife, and go for the money. The idea is of a continuing cycle of spider trapping fly in her web of deceit and avarice. When the fly is devoured, she moves on to another town. My question: after a few more low-grade films and a couple of TV appearances, what happened to Beverly Michaels? Can't be the same one who shows up 30 years later as a party girl in a British film, can it?


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