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Girl in 313 (1940)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 31 May 1940 (USA)
A police agent infiltrates a gang of jewel thieves and on the way to finding who the evildoers are, falls in love with a thief.

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Ricardo Cortez

Writers:

Hilda Stone (story), Barry Trivers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Florence Rice ... Joan Matthews
Kent Taylor ... Gregg Dunn
Lionel Atwill ... Russell aka Henry Woodruff
Kay Aldridge ... Sarah Sorrell (as Katherine Aldridge)
Mary Treen ... Jenny, Hotel Maid
Jack Carson ... Police Lt. Pat O'Farrell
Elyse Knox ... Judith Wilson
Joan Valerie ... Francine Edwards
Dorothy Dearing ... Emmy Lou Bentley
Dorothy Moore ... Happy
Julie Bishop ... Lorna Hobart (as Jacqueline Wells)
Charles C. Wilson ... Vincent Brady, Commissioner of Police
William B. Davidson ... George Grayson
Lenita Lane ... Mrs. Whitman
Lillian Porter Lillian Porter ... Page Girl
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A police agent infiltrates a gang of jewel thieves and on the way to finding who the evildoers are, falls in love with a thief.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl in Room 313 See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A real Gem!
1 April 2006 | by chank46See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Florence Rice who made 47 films over a 10 year period in the 30's and early 40's and who toiled in virtual anonymity. My goal is to see all 47 movies. To date I have seen 6 and she has been outstanding in all of them. Not all of the scripts have been outstanding but Florence brings a freshness and enthusiasm for all of them. This is no exception. The Girl in 313 is an absolutely wonderful movie with surprises, twists and turns around every corner. She is teamed here with a co-star from her movie Four Girls in White made a year earlier (1939). There is real chemistry between them. Mary Treen and Jack Carson (yes THE Jack Carson)provide some good funny moments. Look for a young James Flavin in a small role. But its Rice and Taylor that keep this movie filled with energy. One wishes that this movie was longer. I usually complain that films today are too long and bog down, but these little "B" movies of the 30's 40's and 50's are sometimes too short. When you come across as good a movie as this is, excellent script, enchanting leads, solid supporting players, you wish it would go on and on. The Girl in 313 is a buried treasure that needs to be excavated. Its hard to find but there is a DVD out there. Definitely worth seeing more than once


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