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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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Storyline

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 »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinzas do Passado See more »

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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

Lt. Quint: [to Bailey] Were you ever mixed up in a murder before? I'll let you in on something. To the bunco squad or the vice squad that license of yours may mean something. To the homicide bureau, it's just a scrap of paper.
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I Love Trouble.
27 February 2018 | by maarck6See all my reviews

I was interested in seeing this after just reading and reviewing the novel on Amazon. A pretty good adaptation, containing scenes and dialogue lifted directly from Huggins' novel. The story has been speeded up and abbreviated, and some of the names have been changed, but if you liked the novel you'll like the movie. Probably one of a million in 1948, but well worth watching for now because of Franchot Tone, the smarty pants Glenda Farrell (The Mystery Of The Wax Museum, Torchy Blaine), and early roles by Raymond Burr (Perry Mason), John Ireland (any number of John Wayne movies).and the prolific character actor Arthur Space. This convoluted movie and the novel were written by the great Roy Huggins (The Fugitive, Rockford Files, and 77 Sunset Strip, which was based on this movie and his novel), and directed by S. Sylvan Simon who died at age forty-two soon after this was released. For those who want to look up the novel, the ending is identical. Enjoy, enjoy.


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