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The Scarlet Hour (1956)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  April 1956 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol Ohmart ...
Pauline 'Paulie' Nevins
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E.V. 'Marsh' Marshall
Jody Lawrance ...
Kathy Stevens
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Ralph Nevins
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Phyllis Rycker
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Lt. Jennings
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Sgt. Allen
Scott Marlowe ...
Vince
Billy Gray ...
Tom Rycker
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Fat Boy
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Dr. Sam Lynbury
Johnstone White ...
Tom Raymond
James Stone ...
Dean Franklin (as James F. Stone)
Maureen Hurley ...
Mrs. Lynbury
James Todd ...
Inspector Paley
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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Film debut of Elaine Stritch. See more »

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Referenced in 12 Angry Men (1957) See more »

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Never Let Me Go
Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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A rare Michael Curtiz gem.

I really don't understand why this Michael Curtiz film is so hard to find. And since so many years. A rather good film noir, in the Warner Bors tradition, except that this time it was produced by Paramount Pictures. And like some other late Curtiz's films, there are no really great stars in this movie. Actors as we could have seen in B pictures. But this is definitely not a B picture.

The usual topic of the triangle: Wife, husband and lover. The gal wants to get rid of her husband with the help of her lover. Characterization, music score, sets by night, everything is very interesting in this authentic and - I repeat - rare gem. Don't miss Nat King Cole singing "Never Let Me Go". A charming movie which reminds me my childhood.

But it is not a masterpiece although.


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