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James Gunn (screen play) and
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Release Date:
April 1956 (USA) See more »
CAMERA...CURVES...AND NO CONSCIENCE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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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  (in credits order)
Cleo Moore ... 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

Jeanne Cooper ... Renee

Jack Albertson ... Les Bauer
Edna Holland ... Mrs. Gulick (as Edna M. Holland)
Dick Crockett ... Jerry
Eddie Parker ... Matt (as Edwin Parker)
Geraldine Hall ... Martha
Voltaire Perkins ... Judge Evans
Joan Miller ... Fran
Helen Eby-Rock ... Mrs. Grannigan (as Helen Eby Rock)
Frank Mitchell ... Steve the Bartender
Norma Brooks ... Doris
Robert Williams ... Police Sergeant (as Robert B. Williams)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Aler ... Nightclub Girl (uncredited)
Shirlee Allard ... Nightclub Girl (uncredited)

Robert Bice ... Patrolman Outside Office Building (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ... Henchman (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)
Diane DeLaire ... Hysterical Woman (uncredited)
Robert Dulaine ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William Duray ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Old Man (uncredited)
Dick Gordon ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bob Hopkins ... Operator (uncredited)
Lenore Kingston ... Nightclub Woman (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Bill McLean ... Freddy the Bellhop (uncredited)
Leo Mostovoy ... Mario--Club Coco Maitre D' (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Cop (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Roy N. Sickner ... Bit (uncredited)

Roger Smith ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Man in Nightclub (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Seiler 
Writing credits
James Gunn (screen play) and
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 (director of photography)
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)
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
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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80 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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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 »
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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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Cleo Moore at her best, 2 October 2011
Author: samhill5215 from United States

I just sat through the better part of a day watching Cleo Moore movies and by far this one is my favorite. She was pretty good in "One Girl's Confession", she was OK in "Women's Prison" (she just didn't have enough to do) but here she really stretches her legs. She carries the whole thing all by herself and she does it with aplomb, like the veteran she was (this was her 23rd out of 25 movies). She plays a career woman driven by her shady past to rise to the top of her profession, photography. The only fly in the ointment was Richard Crenna whose character behaved like a spoiled child, his fragile male ego threatened by her success. The end was disappointing but right along the standards of the day. Still, this one's a keeper, even with Crenna in it.

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