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The Big Bluff (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 5 June 1955 (USA)
When a scheming fortune hunter finds his rich wife is not going to die as expected, he and his lover make other plans to get her millions.

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Ricardo De Villa
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Valerie Bancroft
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Dr. Peter Kirk
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Fritzie Darvel (as Rosemarie Bowe)
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Marsha Jordan
Max Palmer ...
Fullmer
Eddie Bee ...
Don Darvel
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Dr. Harrison
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Winthrop
Beal Wong ...
Art Dealer
Rusty Wescoatt ...
Frank
Mitchell Kowall ...
Coroner
Jack Daly ...
Master of Ceremonies
Paul McGuire ...
Butler
George Conrad ...
Bell Boy
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When scheming fortune hunter and erstwhile Latin lover Ricardo De Villa learns that a wealthy but sickly widow has terminal heart disease, he seduces and marries the vulnerable millionairess. Playing the part of a faithful and doting husband, he carries on a torrid affair with sexy exotic dancer Fritzi Darvel while avoiding the suspicious eyes of her jealous bongo-playing husband. When his wife's condition seems to go into remission, the impatient De Villa decides on action that will hasten her seemingly inevitable death. Written by duke1029

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Ricardo 'Rick' De Villa: Fullmer, you're not gonna charge me with a murder I didn't commit?
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23 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When scheming fortune hunter and erstwhile Latin lover Ricardo De Villa learns that a wealthy but sickly widow has terminal heart disease, he seduces and marries the vulnerable millionairess.

Playing the part of a faithful and doting husband, he carries on a torrid affair with sexy exotic dancer Fritzi Darvel while avoiding the suspicious eyes of her jealous bongo-playing husband.

When his wife's condition seems to go into remission, the impatient De Villa decides on action that will hasten her seemingly inevitable death.

The plot sounds awfully racy but these are the 50s.

This is sort of a film noir and it's worth a watch, despite the very bad prints that are available.

Good story.

Good acting.


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