A society playboy with a taste for the lowlife is set up for exploitation by an unscrupulous undercover cop and his shadowy political masters.

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Cast

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Mickey Jelke
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Jack Kale
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Pat Ward
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Ray Davioni
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Erica Steele (as Anna Thomson)
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Frank Frustinsky
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Anthony Liebler
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Samuel Segal
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J. Roland Sala
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Dianne Harris
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Judge Valente
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Frank Hogan
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Mrs. Jelke
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Milton Macka
Ivy DeFelitta ...
Dorothy Kilgallen (as Ivy De Felitta)
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New York 1952. Mickey Jelke inherits a big sum of money and spends his nights in Manhattan, painting the city red. Night after night, he can be found in one Broadway bar or the other, in the company of disreputable persons like pimps and prostitutes. One day,a shady cop, aided by Mickey's own girlfriend, Patricia, decides to accuse him of running a prostitution network. A scandal breaks out. Written by Guy Bellinger

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The Shocking True Story Of The Fall Of High Society.

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Drama | Mystery

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Rated R for strong sexuality and some language | See all certifications »
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10 July 1996 (France)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,325 (USA) (18 July 1997)

Gross:

$6,325 (USA) (18 July 1997)
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Quotes

Mickey Jelke: Sorry you were late.
Patricia Ward: I forgive you.
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Don't Explain
(1944)
Written by Arthur Herzog Jr. (as Arthur Herzog) and Billie Holiday
Courtesy of MCA Music Publishing
Performed by June Christy
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Cema Special Markets
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A fine film; based on true incidents
11 January 2001 | by (San Francisco Bay Area) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the home of some senior friends of mine who have a satellite dish. They both are in their eighties, but lived in New York City at the time of the events which take place in the movie. We all found the film entertaining, lively, well-written. My friends vouched for its accuracy as to what really happened. There's a bit more drama, more suspense, than the title alone suggests. Well worth your time.


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