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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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Isabelle Flagg
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Jerry Flagg
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David Martin
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Troy Boone
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Jean Martin
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Betty Kreitzer
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Markham (as Robert Harris)
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Jim Hayward ...
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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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30 October 1957 (USA)  »

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A Mulher do Próximo  »

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John McPartland, on whose novel this movie is based, died at age 47, less than a year after the movie's opening. 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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Scary truths for the 1950's
1 June 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I caught this movie at a film festival at UCLA this week-end. It was excellent. Great screen play and acting. I almost didn't recognize Tony Randall as his nose is suspiciously larger than it seems in later films. Unlike the reviewer who felt this was essentially a "Soap Opera" that was well acted, I think that this film had an obvious dark side. It wasn't just the telling of the business of others, it was the unveiling of the dark underbelly of suburban life. Not for the sake of entertainment, but for the sake of exposure. This movie reminded me a lot of a William Inge play. An expose more-so than a side show. I loved it much more than I expected to.


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