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Director:
Writers:
James Gunn (screen play) &
Gil Orlovitz (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
April 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
CAMERA...CURVES...AND NO CONSCIENCE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
Sexy blonde dance club girl learns the photography trade and moves to New York in pursuit of a new career. | Add synopsis »
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Not bad...but NOT film noir See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Cleo Moore ... Lily Krenshka aka Lila Crane

Richard Crenna ... Russell Bassett
Isobel Elsom ... Mrs. Payton Grange
Raymond Greenleaf ... Max West

Constance Towers ... Shirley Thomas (as Shirley Thomas)
James O'Rear ... Roy Carver
Donald Randolph ... Coco Fields
Dayton Lummis ... Horace Sutherland
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jack Albertson ... Les Bauer (uncredited)
Barbara Aler ... (uncredited)
Shirlee Allard ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Bice ... Patrolman Outside Office Building (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Norma Brooks ... Doris (uncredited)
Chuck Cason ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
John L. Cason ... Studio Thug (uncredited)
George Cisar ... Club Customer Photographed by Lila (uncredited)
Charles J. Conrad ... Policeman (uncredited)
David Constantine ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Jeanne Cooper ... Renee (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... Jerry (uncredited)
Diane DeLaire ... Hysterical Woman (uncredited)
Robert Dulaine ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William Duray ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Helen Eby-Rock ... Mrs. Grannigan (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dick Gordon ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Geraldine Hall ... Martha (uncredited)
Edna Holland ... Mrs. Gulick (uncredited)
Bob Hopkins ... Operator (uncredited)
Lenore Kingston ... (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bill McLean ... Freddy the Bellhop (uncredited)
Joan Miller ... Frank (uncredited)
Frank Mitchell ... Steve the Bartender (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ... Mario--Club Coco Maitre D' (uncredited)
Paul Murray ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Cop (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Matt - Thug (uncredited)
Voltaire Perkins ... Judge Evans (uncredited)
Roy N. Sickner ... Bit (uncredited)
Emil Sitka ... (uncredited)

Roger Smith ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Man in Nightclub (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Seiler 
 
Writing credits
James Gunn (screen play) &
Gil Orlovitz (screen play)

Richard Sale (story) and
Mary Loos (story)

Produced by
Lewis J. Rachmil .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mischa Bakaleinikoff (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Henry Freulich 
 
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Priestley 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Abby Singer .... assistant director (as Abner E. Singer)
 
Sound Department
J.S. Westmoreland .... sound (as Josh Westmoreland)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... conductor
George Duning .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Werner R. Heymann .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Friedrich Hollaender .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
George Parrish .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
80 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Goofs:
Factual errors: 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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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Not bad...but NOT film noir, 5 March 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is from a new DVD collection of B film noir flicks from Columbia. However, inexplicably, this film was included in the collection--even though I'd argue that it's NOT an example of film noir. Perhaps it has a few noir elements towards the end of the film--but that is all. Instead, it's a picture about a very ambitious lady (Cleo Moore) who is bent on being a success--and possibly at all costs. I think that the presence of Ms. Moore in the film is exactly why they marketed it as noir--as she did make quite a few crime films in the 1950s.

The film begins with Moore blowing into a small town and getting arrested--even though she'd done nothing wrong. It was simply a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time--plus she just looked "bad"! Soon, an old photographer comes to her assistance and she, being a very jaded lady, assumes the worst. However, he really is a very decent fellow and helps her get on her feet and teaches her the trade. She also helps him stay sober and make something of himself.

Eventually, she and the old guy leave on amicable terms and she goes off to the big city to make a name for herself as a photographer. At first she tries to get a job with the local newspaper and when that doesn't pan out, she is able to make a much better living as a fashionable photographer--making the rich look great as well as doing commercial work. However, she also makes a deal with some underworld folks along the way--showing she is mostly concerned with her career and not how she makes it to the top. During this time, she has an on-again off-again relationship with a very young Richard Crenna. To me, this was a shortcoming in the film, as the crusty and highly curvaceous platinum blonde and young idealistic reporter seemed to have little in common.

Eventually, while at the very top of her career, she runs afoul of the mob so it's up to Crenna to come to save the day. This is cool, but you also wonder why he didn't just get the cops! Duh. still, it's a dandy film--mostly because Moore did such a nice job in the lead and it was nice to see her play a different role--a very competent 'dame'.

By the way, although the film played well at the time, some of it seems rather sexist and dated. Crenna wants to marry Moore and naturally it's expected that she'll give up her career--even though she is far more successful than he is! My how times have changed! Well acted and interesting, but not without a few logical flaws that, fortunately, don't harm the film so much that it isn't worth seeing. For Moore's character alone, however, it is worth seeing.

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