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Over-Exposed (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | April 1956 (USA)
Sexy blonde dance club girl learns the photography trade and moves to New York in pursuit of a new career.

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Lila Crane
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Russell Bassett
Isobel Elsom ...
Mrs. Payton Grange
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Max West
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Shirley Thomas (as Shirley Thomas)
James O'Rear ...
Roy Carver
Donald Randolph ...
Coco Fields
Dayton Lummis ...
Horace Sutherland
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Renee
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Les Bauer
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Mrs. Gulick (as Edna M. Holland)
Dick Crockett ...
Jerry
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Matt (as Edwin Parker)
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Sexy blonde dance club girl learns the photography trade and moves to New York in pursuit of a new career.

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Lila appears on a New York City-based TV show aired by KXIV; in reality, all east coast TV/radio stations are prefaced by the letter W. Stations prefaced by letter K are in the west. See more »

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Russell Bassett: [as Basset and West commiserate in the bar, after Basset calls to Steve, the bartender] Another round?
Max West: No, no thanks. I uh, I haven't been drinking as much since I first met Lila.
Russell Bassett: That's odd. I've been drinking more.
Max West: Well, on second thought, I...
Russell Bassett: [as Steve arrives in front of them ] Two more, Steve.
Steve the Bartender: [as he takes away their empty glasses] Comin' up.
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Over-Exposed (1956)
3 January 2012 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

A young woman learns the craft of photography, and uses her skills (and her wits) to fulfill her glamorous ambitions. This is part of a set called "Bad Girls of Film Noir" but that's a double misnomer. Lila isn't truly bad, just mildly manipulative and although the film is superficially a feminine version of Shakedown it lacks any real edge. I like my noir to be noir through and through, not just in the last 7 minutes. Cleo Moore is the only noteworthy performer in the cast (though Raymond Greenleaf is enjoyable as her mentor) and she's pretty good. It's interesting that one of the things that drives her character is a chip on her shoulder about being ogled, yet the film doesn't hesitate to objectify her, rarely passing up an opportunity to show off her shapely assets. Not bad as a time-killer and the script has some tasty lines, but overall it's forgettable.


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