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Shed No Tears (1948)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 9 June 1948 (USA)
A wife convinces her husband to fake his death so they can collect on the life insurance. However, he doesn't know that she has been having an affair for some time, and she has plans for the money - and they don't include him.

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writers:

Brown Holmes (screenplay), Virginia M. Cooke (screenplay) (as Virginia Cook) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Wallace Ford ... Sam Grover
June Vincent ... Edna Grover
Mark Roberts ... Ray Belden (as Robert Scott)
Frank Albertson ... Police Lieutenant Hutton
Dick Hogan ... Tom Grover
Elena Verdugo ... Marilyn
Johnstone White ... Huntington Stewart
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Edna Grover convinces her husband, Sam, to enter a scheme where they can defraud his insurance company out of $50,000, so they can live in luxury. Sam forgets to ask Edna who 'they' is. Edna's definition of 'they' is herself and her lover, Ray Belden. There is a hotel fire, and Edna identifies the body in the fire as her husband Sam. Meanwhile, Sam flees to another city under an assumed name, where he waits for his loving-spouse to join him and they can live a life of luxury. He waits. And waits some more. And returns to ask Edna just what the delay is, and learns that the delay is another man. Before long, there is another dead man, and then a blackmailing private detective shows up, and then a police detective starts nosing around, and Sam still hasn't seen any money nor a life of luxury. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SOMETHING ALWAYS HAPPENED TO HER MEN...blackmail...double-cross...even MURDER! (original poster)


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When things go wrong
23 December 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Shed No Tears was a product of short lived Eagle-Lion Pictures. Too bad this one was not done by even a studio like RKO. The thing looks like it was shot with my father's old Bell&Howell movie camera, the sets are threadbare. But it's a fascinating story about how things can go wrong when you hook up in a confidence game.

Wallace Ford fakes his own death in a fire and wife June Vincent and his insurance policy names her the beneficiary. So he hides, she collects the money and they run off to live large anonymously. Only Ford really has picked a winner in two timing June Vincent. She's been two timing Ford with Mark Roberts and she plans to have him bumped off and the two of them go to Rio by the sea-o.

All this doesn't sit well with Ford's son by his first marriage Dick Hogan. He hires a private detective, a Nero Wolfe like character in Johnston White. But White's also a two timer. In fact he steals the film whenever he's on screen.

Quite a lot of plot is packed into this short B picture. It's a shame it had such an amateurish production.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No llores por mí See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Frost Film Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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