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I Love Trouble (1948)

A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is ... See full summary »

Director:

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Roy Huggins (screenplay), Roy Huggins (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Franchot Tone ... Stuart Bailey
Janet Blair ... Norma Shannon aka Gretchen Breeger
Janis Carter ... Ligia Caprillo aka Jane Breeger aka Janie Joy
Adele Jergens ... Boots Nestor
Glenda Farrell ... Hazel Bixby
Steven Geray ... Keller
Tom Powers ... Ralph Johnston
Lynn Merrick ... Mrs. Johnston
John Ireland ... Reno
Donald Curtis ... Martin
Eduardo Ciannelli ... John Vega Caprillo
Robert Barrat ... Lt. Quint
Raymond Burr ... Herb
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A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is killed before he can talk, but, with the help of a showgirl, the detective learns that the wife had used stolen papers from a girl friend to enter college after she had stolen $40,000 from the night club where she worked. The detective eventually learns that the husband had killed his wife when he discovered her past in order to avoid a scandal, and had hired the detective to try and frame him for the killing. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SCANDALOUS SECRETS ONLY MURDER CAN SILENCE! (original poster-all caps0 See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinzas do Passado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cornell Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bailey's office window looks out at the neon roof sign of The Broadway Hollywood department store at Hollywood & Vine. From his apartment window, the roof sign of the Knickerbocker Hotel on Ivar can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Reno: [to Sharpy and Herb] You see, boys? He's a fanatic. He won't talk to me.
[He slugs Bailey]
Herb: Take it easy, Reno. You trying to kill him? He's gotta be in condition to talk.
Reno: The guy's a fanatic. You can't talk to fanatics. Fanatics won't talk!
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Entertaining Noir - Shame there isn't a decent print around
8 January 2019 | by bozopolisSee all my reviews

I read the other reviews so I had to add my two cents. I liked Franchot Tone as the Private Eye. It would be easy to underestimate his toughness. The story is well written and well played by the actors. Glenda Farrell's part was especially entertaining. Unlike a couple of other reviewers I didn't find it slow or dull at all. I liked the pace of the story and the dialogue. My only complaint was the very poor quality of the print. One reviewer mentioned seeing it at a festival. I'd love to see a better copy. It's a shame that the PD version out there is so awful. Still, it kept me entertained despite the terrible, almost unwatchable print. Fans of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett are bound to love the character Roy Huggins created for this film.


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