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When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses.

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Christopher Cross
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Katharine 'Kitty' March
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Johnny Prince
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Millie Ray
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Adele Cross
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Damon Janeway
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Homer Higgins
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Mrs. Michaels (as Anita Bolster)
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Charles Pringle
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Pop LeJon
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Dellarowe
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J.J. Hogarth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Abbott ...
Critic at Gallery (uncredited)
John Barton ...
Hurdy-Gurdy Man (uncredited)
Rodney Bell ...
Barney (uncredited)
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Principal Keeper (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
Tom Daly ...
Penny - Bartender (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Henri DeSoto ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Joe Williams, Morning World (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Neal Dodd ...
Priest (uncredited)
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First Policeman in Park (uncredited)
Fred Essler ...
Marchetti (uncredited)
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Jones - Apartment Manager (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Gus Glassmire ...
Employee (uncredited)
Arthur Gould-Porter ...
Critic at Gallery (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ...
Employee (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Chauffeur (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ...
Bellboy (uncredited)
Boyd Irwin ...
Critic at Gallery (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Chief of Detectives (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
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Nick (uncredited)
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Employee (uncredited)
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Evangelist (uncredited)
Ralph Littlefield ...
Employee (uncredited)
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Vince Conway, Ledger (uncredited)
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Tiny - Bartender (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
George Meader ...
Holliday (uncredited)
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Employee (uncredited)
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Milkman (uncredited)
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Ben - Bank Janitor (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
First Policeman in Hogarth's Office (uncredited)
Rose Plumer ...
Knitting Woman in Lobby (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ...
Matron (uncredited)
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Secretary (uncredited)
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Derelict Saving Cross (uncredited)
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Tom Crocker, Evening Globe (uncredited)
Wallace Scott ...
Drunk (uncredited)
Jack Statham ...
Employee (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ...
Woman (uncredited)
Kerry Vaughn ...
Blonde Girl (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ...
Prosecutor (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
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Policeman in Hogarth's Office (uncredited)
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Watchman (uncredited)
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Globe Loan Office Manager (uncredited)

Directed by

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Fritz Lang

Written by

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Georges de La Fouchardière ... (novel and play "La Chienne") &
André Mouézy-Éon ... (novel and play "La Chienne" in collaboration with)
 
Dudley Nichols ... (screen play)

Produced by

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Fritz Lang ... producer
Walter Wanger ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Hans J. Salter ... (musical score) (as H.J. Salter)

Cinematography by

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Milton R. Krasner ... director of photography (as Milton Krasner)

Film Editing by

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Arthur Hilton

Art Direction by

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Alexander Golitzen

Set Decoration by

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Russell A. Gausman ... (set decorations)
Carl J. Lawrence ... (set decorations) (as Carl Lawrence)

Makeup Department

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Carmen Dirigo ... hair stylist
Jack P. Pierce ... makeup director

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Melville Shyer ... assistant director

Art Department

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John Decker ... paintings: Christopher Cross's (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Glenn E. Anderson ... technician
Bernard B. Brown ... director of sound

Visual Effects by

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John P. Fulton ... special photography

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Travis Banton ... costumes

Other crew

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Walter Wanger ... presenter
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Plot Summary

Chris Cross, 25 years a cashier, has a gold watch and little else. That rainy night, he rescues delectable Kitty from her abusive boyfriend Johnny. Smitten, amateur painter Chris lets Kitty think he's a wealthy artist. At Johnny's urging, she lets Chris establish her in an apartment (with his shrewish wife's money). There, Chris paints masterpieces; but Johnny sells them under Kitty's name, with disastrous and ironic results. Written by Rod Crawford

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Taglines The things she does to men can end only one way - in murder! See more »
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Also Known As
  • La rue rouge (France)
  • Strasse der Versuchung (Germany)
  • Perversidad (Spain)
  • Perversitat (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Almas Perversas (Brazil)
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  • 102 min
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Budget $1,202,007 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Twelve paintings done for the film by John Decker were sent to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for exhibition in March of 1946. See more »
Goofs The story takes place in 1934, but all of Margaret Lindsay's and Joan Bennett's clothes, shoes and hairstyles are strictly in the 1945 mode, which had considerably changed during the intervening eleven years. The featured taxicab is of late 1930s vintage, about three years too new. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Screen Actors (1950). See more »
Soundtracks Melancholy Baby See more »
Quotes Adele Cross: Next thing you'll be painting women without clothes.
Christopher Cross: I never saw a woman without any clothes.
Adele Cross: I should hope not!
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