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Half a Sinner (1940)

Although young and beautiful, schoolteacher Anne Gladden fears a dull future. She finally decides to take a walk on the wild side, splurging on some fashionable new clothes and setting off ... See full summary »

Director:

Al Christie

Writers:

Frederick J. Jackson (screen play) (as Frederick Jackson), Dalton Trumbo (from a original story "The Lady Takes a Chance" by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Heather Angel ... Anne Gladden
John 'Dusty' King ... Larry Cameron (as John King)
Constance Collier ... Mrs. Jefferson Breckenbridge
Walter Catlett ... Gas Station Attendant
Tom Dugan ... Red
Robert Elliott ... Officer Kelly (as Robert Elliot)
Clem Bevans ... Snuffy
Emma Dunn ... Granny Gladden
Henry Brandon ... Handsome
William B. Davidson ... Slick Capasco
Fern Emmett ... Margaret Reed
Sonny Bupp ... Willy
Wilbur Mack Wilbur Mack ... Mason the Chauffer
Joe Devlin ... Steve
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Storyline

Although young and beautiful, schoolteacher Anne Gladden fears a dull future. She finally decides to take a walk on the wild side, splurging on some fashionable new clothes and setting off to find adventure. Her new confidence inspires her to flirt with complete strangers. When a gangster pays unwanted attention to her, she ditches him and flees in his car, unaware that there's a corpse in the trunk. Determined to recover his stolen vehicle and its incriminating cargo the thug begins a desperate search. The oblivious Anne, comes to the aid of a handsome young man stranded alongside the road. Romance blooms, but after the shocking discovery of a body in the trunk, the duo decide they have to return the car. The bickering lovebirds head back to the city, trailed by both the angry gangster and the cops, who suspect the young couple of murder. Written by Robert

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Everything Happens to Annie See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Arcadia Pictures Corp. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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About A Dingy Woman
10 May 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

This woman is so dingy in this film she irked me from the get-go. First of all the unwanted suitor just met her in the park where she was sitting - he wasn't a stalker, he was a man that just met her and trying to come on to her. Secondly, she steals a car to get away from said suitor and she's to dingy to realize that stealing a car makes her a thief and the cops will go after the stolen car. Third, she picks up a man she doesn't know long her way to really nowhere while getting away from the suitor. This man sees the dead body in the back of the car and we are now in for some lame comedy as the police are hot of the trail of the real criminals and a stolen car.

I found this one a bore fest - trying to hard to be funny with a boring story to follow. I did not find anyone "cute" in this film just ewe.

I got this film in the Dark Crimes 50-Film Pack and this is NOT a dark crime. It's a (so-called) comedy crime film - nothing that dark about it except riding around in a stolen car with a dead body. It's not film noir or anything close to that.

2/10


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