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Crime of Passion (1957)

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Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path.

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Police Lt. Bill Doyle
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Police Inspector Anthony (Tony) Pope
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Alice Pope
Virginia Grey ...
Sara Alidos
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Police Capt. Charlie Alidos
Robert Griffin ...
Police Sgt. James
Dennis Cross ...
Police Sgt. Jules
Jay Adler ...
Mr. Nalence
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Laboratory Technician
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Police Officer Spitz
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Sam, Reporter
Gail Bonney ...
Mrs. London
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Delivery Boy
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Patricia Merlin ...
Taxi Driver
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Kathy is a smart and tough 1950's advice columnist at a San Francisco newspaper, with her name plastered on billboards all over the city. One day, Bill Doyle, a Los Angeles detective, walks into her office - it is instant attraction. After marrying Bill, Kathy gives up her career and becomes a homemaker. However, she is not your typical 1950's homemaker. After hosting several cocktail parties in their San Fernando Valley home, she realizes that Bill is content with his position, and shows no ambition in furthering himself. Kathy will not sit idly by while everyone around her is "moving up in the world". She personally takes upon herself the task of pushing Bill's career along, even if it comes down to murder. Written by Kelly

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When favors and fixes are bought like this ... they're paid for in violence like this ! See more »


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9 January 1957 (USA)  »

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When Kathy calls Alice from the phone booth and hears she is leaving for Honolulu, the reflection of the cameraman is seen all through the scene on the back window of the booth (above left Kathy's head), and it moves as the camera pulls back. See more »

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Alice Pope: You said, "Bill, you better go right out and get your lunch because I've just driven up Mrs Pole's telephone Pope".
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Thanks to TCM
12 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My comments are not only for the movie and its stars but for TCM keeping these noir movies and other "oldies" on air for future generations to have the priveledge of viewing and even for its social education to give them a window of movies and life past. It is very important for us to never forget where todays movies started and what real stars and actors are.... At my age it is very nostalgic to return to the movies I grew up watching the actors I saw on the big screen. Movies will never be like this again and the present actors with the exception of a few will never light up the screen and cause our imaginations to go wild! Now movies have to show every nuance of reality so no one can have an imagination or self thought process...they do it all for you@


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