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Paid in Full (1950)

Passed | | Drama | 23 June 1950 (Australia)
Jane Langley has always done all she can for her selfish sibling Nancy. When both sisters fall in love with handsome Bill Prentice, Jane graciously steps aside. Relationships among all ... See full summary »

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

Charles Schnee (screenplay), Robert Blees (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Cummings ... Bill Prentice
Lizabeth Scott ... Jane Langley
Diana Lynn ... Nancy Langley
Eve Arden ... Tommy Thompson
Ray Collins ... Dr. Fredericks
Frank McHugh ... Ben - Bartender
Stanley Ridges ... Dr. P.J. 'Phil' Winston
Louis Jean Heydt ... Dr. Carter - Psychiatrist
John Bromfield ... Dr. Clark
Kristine Miller ... Miss Williams - Bridesmaid
Kasey Rogers ... Tina - Bridesmaid (as Laura Elliot)
Lora Lee Michel ... Betsy Prentice (as Laura Lee Michel)
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Storyline

Jane Langley has always done all she can for her selfish sibling Nancy. When both sisters fall in love with handsome Bill Prentice, Jane graciously steps aside. Relationships among all three are further complicated when the now-married Bill realizes he's still in love with Jane. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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The Story of a Woman's Bitter Victory (original window card) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1950 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bitter Victory See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Billy Eckstine recorded "You're Wonderful" for M-G-M Records as the B-side of "Fool's Paradise." On the label under the title it reads: (From Paramount Picture "Bitter Victory"). See more »

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The characters of the child Betsy and her mother are listed in the end credits as "Joanne" and "Joanne's Mother". See more »

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You're Wonderful
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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Lizabeth Scott and Diana Lynn Shine
12 January 2014 | by drednmSee all my reviews

PAID IN FULL boasts terrific work from two underrated actresses, Lizabeth Scott and Diana Lynn, here playing sisters. Scott is the older one, the sensible sister who has raised Lynn after their mother died in childbirth from something called placenta previa. Scott works in a department store as an illustrator while Lynn, a spoiled little witch, works as a model. Lynn is trying to hook a rich husband but when that fails she grabs upwardly mobile Robert Cummings, who works with Scott and is Scott's secret love. But it's no secret to Lynn.

Lynn has a baby, but she's psychotic with jealousy and hates sharing the child with Cummings or anyone. After a few plot twists which lead to divorce. Scott marries Cummings and has a baby even though she has the same disease her mother had.

Scott often played rotten ladies, sort of a queen of noir films in the 40s and 50s, but here plays the goody good girl, while perky Lynn, often cast in kid sister roles, seemingly exults in playing the witch. Cummings stands around. Eve Arden plays the man-hungry co-worker, Stanley Ridges the kindly doctor, and Carol Channing makes her film debut. A rather lurid women's picture but well worth catching.


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