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Death of a Scoundrel
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Release Date:
31 October 1956 (USA) See more »
WOMEN...He finds them...loves them...leaves them...on his million dollar march to self destruction! See more »
When Clementi Suborin is found murdered, his secretary recounts to the police the story of his rise from Czech refugee to ultra-rich New Yorker... See more » | Add synopsis »
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a very well made little movie See more (19 total) »


  (in credits order)

George Sanders ... Clementi Sabourin

Yvonne De Carlo ... Bridget Kelly

Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Mrs. Ryan

Victor Jory ... Leonard Wilson

Nancy Gates ... Stephanie North

Coleen Gray ... Mrs. Edith Van Renasslear

John Hoyt ... Mr. O'Hara

Lisa Ferraday ... Zina Monte

Tom Conway ... Gerry Monte aka Sabourin

Celia Lovsky ... Mrs. Sabourin - Clementi's mother

Werner Klemperer ... Herbert Bauman - Clementi's lawyer
Justice Watson ... Henry - Clementi's butler

John Sutton ... The Actor as 'Tom' in Stage Play
Curtis Cooksey ... Oswald Van Renassalear
Gabriel Curtiz ... Max Freundlich

Morris Ankrum ... Capt. LaFarge - Homicide Squad
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Baynes Barron ... Detective (uncredited)
Richard Bartell ... Coroner (uncredited)
Raikin Ben-Ari ... French Police Prefect (uncredited)

Marjorie Bennett ... Angry Woman (uncredited)

George Brent ... O'Connell - Party Guest (uncredited)

Steve Carruthers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Restaurant Waiter (uncredited)

Stanley Clements ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
James Craven ... Detective (uncredited)
Gil Frye ... Freundlich's Assistant (uncredited)

James Gonzalez ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Tom Greenway ... Stock Market Watcher in Montage (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Backstage Well-Wisher (uncredited)
Jewell Lain ... Nurse (uncredited)

Herbert Lytton ... Doctor Treating Clement (uncredited)
Michael Mark ... Mike - Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Bob Morgan ... Chuck Kelly (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Forbes Murray ... Backstage Well-Wisher (uncredited)

Barry Norton ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Anne O'Neal ... Stock Market Watcher in Montage (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Mr. Claypool (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Limousine Driver (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... Passenger Departing Plane (uncredited)

Jack Stoney ... Onlooker at Kelly's Death (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Passenger at Dock (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ... Willie - Bartender (uncredited)
Guy Way ... Stock Market Watcher (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Martin 
Writing credits
Charles Martin (written by)

Produced by
J. Herbert Klein .... associate producer
Charles Martin .... producer
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe (director of photography)
Art Direction by
Rudi Feld 
Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd 
Costume Design by
Waldo (gowns)
Makeup Department
Olga Collings .... hair stylist
Carlie Taylor .... makeup artist (as Karlie Taylor)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Fox .... assistant director
Sound Department
John K. Kean .... sound (as John Kean)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Arrico .... wardrobe man
Rosamonde Prior .... wardrobe woman
Editorial Department
Conrad A. Nervig .... supervising editor (as Conrad Nervig)
Music Department
Murray Cutter .... orchestrator
Other crew
Irwin Berger .... technical advisor
Pat Miller .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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119 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1957) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #17961)

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Opening credits: Any similarity to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.See more »
Continuity: At the beginning of the movie, Clementi visits his brother at his shop. At the door Clementi says, "Aren't you going to let me in?". The brother turns and leads the way. In the next shot, it shows the brother backing up to let Clementi in.See more »
Mrs. Ryan:I never buy cheap stocks.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Worth Winning (1989)See more »


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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
a very well made little movie, 9 June 2005
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

George Sanders was a fine actor that just isn't that well-known to Americans today. In this movie, he is completely in his element playing a charming but morally bankrupt jerk. He uses EVERYONE around him and is the complete sociopath until eventually he gets his due. His character was created as a WARNING against being conned by the likes of him and he is NOT glorified in any way, nor does he ultimately get away with this behavior. I loved the picture and it sure gave me a lot more than I was expecting.

By the way, if you would like to see a couple more of Sanders' best movies, try "All About Eve" or "Village of the Damned". Also, for a similar film to "Death of a Scoundrel", try "The Great Man" or "A Face the Crowd".

Finally, it was interesting to see Sanders in the same movie as his wife, Zsa Zsa Gobor (though whether or not they were married to each other at the time, I don't know) as well as his brother, Tom Conway.

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