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Allotment Wives (1945)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 8 November 1945 (USA)
Story of women who marry GIs just so they can receive the soldiers' pay and their life insurance if they are killed in action.

Director:

William Nigh

Writers:

Harvey Gates (screenplay) (as Harvey H. Gates), Sidney Sutherland (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Francis ... Sheila Seymour
Paul Kelly ... Colonel Pete Martin
Otto Kruger ... Whitey Colton
Gertrude Michael ... Gladys Smith
Teala Loring ... Connie Seymour
Bernard Nedell ... Spike Malone
Anthony Warde ... Joe Agnew
Matty Fain Matty Fain ... Louie Moranto
Jonathan Hale ... Brig. General H. N. Gilbert
Selmer Jackson ... Deacon Sam
Terry Frost ... George Shields
Reid Kilpatrick ... Philip Van Brook
Doris Lloyd ... Alice Van Brook
Marcelle Corday ... Madame Gaston
Evelyn Eaton Evelyn Eaton ... Ann Farley
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Story of women who marry GIs just so they can receive the soldiers' pay and their life insurance if they are killed in action.

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Taglines:

They're Pretty To Look At . . . But POISON To Love! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Allotment Wives, Inc. See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)| Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in New York City Wednesday 1 March 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more »

Quotes

Sheila Seymour: [last words as she dies after having been shot] Nice shooting.
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I would pay bucks to see this film!
24 November 2004 | by poggiolimSee all my reviews

I love movies made in the 1940's esp. Noir type movies. This particular movie, Allotment Wives, was being shown years ago at an extremely limited engagement at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, California. I had to miss going to see the show, and I've regretted it ever since. I'd love to see this film. I love movies like The Best Years of Our Lives, So Proudly We Hail, Stage Door Canteen, The Red House, Detour, Mildred Pierce, Air Force, Citizen Kane, White Heat, High Sierra, Dark Passage, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, etc. I hate to think I would go to my grave without seeing Allotment Wives. Do they show it on late night TV? How can I see this? If you have any ideas, I would be grateful to you, fellow Noir aficionados.


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