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Burt Kaiser (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
16 June 1956 (USA) See more »
As the night grows dark, the women turn deadly. See more »
Several persons, including an off duty policeman and a weird rich guy, are suspects in the murder of a beautiful actress. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Lawrence Tierney ... Det. Sgt. Jack Stevens

John Carradine ... Claude Almstead

Jayne Mansfield ... Candy Price
Burt Kaiser ... Alex Voe
Kathleen Crowley ... Peggy Voe
James Kodl ... Joe
Duane Grey ... Sgt. Duane (as Rex Thorsen)
Cornelius Keefe ... Capt. Kroger (as Jack Hill)
Bruce Carlisle ... Chuck
Connie Cezon ... Connie
Davis Roberts ... George (as Robert Davis)
Gordon Urquhart ... Larry Jackson
Alan Jay Factor ... Dr. Urquhart (as Alan Frost)
Bill Layne ... Heckler
Bruno VeSota ... Frank (as Bruno Ve Sota)

Eve Brent ... Monica Madison (as Jean Lewis)

Directed by
Bruno VeSota  (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Writing credits
Burt Kaiser (screenplay) and
Bruno VeSota (screenplay) (as Bruno Ve Sota)

Burt Kaiser (story)

Produced by
Burt Kaiser .... producer
Original Music by
Nicholas Carras 
Cinematography by
Elwood Bredell (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Carl Pingitore 
Production Design by
Ben Roseman 
Makeup Department
Louis Haszillo .... makeup artist (as Louis J. Haszillo)
Production Management
Jonathan Haze .... unit manager (as Jack Hayes)
David Kramarsky .... production manager
Art Department
Ralph G. Hansen .... property master
Sound Department
Roy Meadows .... sound recording engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Frederick E. West .... photographer: second unit (as Fred West)
Location Management
Leon Van Leeuwen .... location manager
Music Department
Nicholas Carras .... conductor
Roger Segure .... orchestrator

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73 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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It was released as the second half of a double bill with The Oklahoma Woman (1956). The release was profitable for the studio.See more »
Candy Price:You're good for nothing, but I'm crazy for you.See more »
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
More Bad Than Good, 12 September 2002
Author: subcityii from Noth Hollywood, CA

Even allowing for the fact that it was a low budget, quickly made picture (like many film noirs were), this picture for me was more bad than good. First the bad, the film suffers from some stilted acting by the supporting players and so-so dialog. The film even manages a couple of moments of unintentional humor. It is about a murder that takes place outside a bar where an off duty cop is drinking heavily. The cop is played here by Lawrence Tierney (who looks more like his younger brother, Scott Brady, than he has in any other role of his I've seen). The cops on duty browbeat Tierney into helping out with the investigation. I did not understand why they expected Tierney's character to help, he was off duty after all. Now for the good, after a few false leads and dead ends, the killer is revealed. I must admit, the killer's identity was unexpected. I was fooled. The leading performers here are competent but the one person that really stands out, literally, is a young temptress played by Jayne Mansfield. It is easy to see why she ended up with a Hollywood career playing Marilyn Monroe type parts. This film was released as the second half of a double feature. That is where it belongs. The western it was released with, Oklahoma Woman, is a much better film.

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