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No Down Payment (1957)

The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Leola Boone
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The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone and her sadistic husband Troy, hard working Herman Kreitzer and his understanding wife Betty, and newlyweds Jean and David Martin. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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John McPartland's Explosive Novel That Tell-Tales on Young Married America!

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30 October 1957 (USA)  »

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A Mulher do Próximo  »

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2.35 : 1
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In Oct. 1957, 20th Century Fox distributed this film on a double bill with Copper Sky (1957) starring Jeff Morrow and Coleen Gray. See more »

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Featured in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

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The Drive-In Rock
Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Carroll Coates
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young families/post ww11 housing and getting back to American life
26 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up in a post ww11 housing development, and all the characters of No Down Payment were our neighbors and family. Right down to the racial discriminating, only Mexicans were the people our neighborhood discriminated against. A pity. The buying of new cars,and ex-servicemen unable to find their niche, still living their war glory days. And young women who weren't really ready for married life,like the character portrayed by Joanne Woodward. The actors playing the characters were so believable, Pat Hingle even looked the part of the put upon successful man, Tony Randle played a depressed alcoholic,Jeffrey Hunter was an excellent college educated young man. I knew all these characters while growing up in a post ww11 housing development. Now I want to buy a copy of this excellent film.


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