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Gene Ralston
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Emily Talbert (as Sheree Wilson)
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A former cop who is now a novelist notices an attractive young woman move in next door to him. He strikes up a conversation, one thing leads to another and he spends the night. She asks him to come back the next evening, but when he does he discovers that she has been killed. When he reports the murder, he is told that no such woman ever lived there, and when he gets back to the house there's a completely different woman staying there--who he's never seen before--who claims that she's lived there for years and no other woman has ever lived there. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Dos veces muerta  »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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I Only Have Eyes for You
Music by Harry Warren (uncredited)
Lyrics by Al Dubin (uncredited)
Performed by The Flamingos
Courtesy of Rhino Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Warner Bros., Inc. (ASCAP)
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What's Real And What Isn't?
24 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's a modern-day film noir in which you're never sure what's real and what isn't real. There is a possibility you may get tired of guessing and give up on this film 3/4ths of the way through, as I almost did but it worth finishing. It also was better the second time around

The problem is just too many flashbacks. If some of those scenes were not replayed so often, or a few of the many twists eliminated, it would have been a super movie. It still was fascinating in parts. It grabs you, and you can't stop watching to see what the real story is. Along the way, is a bunch of nice colors and some nice film noir-type in the beginning and then during the ending credits.


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