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Models Inc. (1952)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 2 July 1952 (UK)
A young woman gets involved in a racket in which beautiful young models marry for money.

Director:

Reginald Le Borg

Writers:

Alyce Canfield (story and adaptation), Paul Yawitz (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Howard Duff ... Lennie Stone
Coleen Gray ... Rusty Faraday
John Howard ... John Stafford
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peggy Howard
Louis Jean Heydt ... Cronin
Edwin Max ... Louie - Bartender (as Ed Max)
Benny Baker ... Freddy
James Seay ... Det. Sgt. Mooney
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Big Jim
Sue Carlton Sue Carlton ... Ann
Lou Lubin ... Max
Paula Hill Paula Hill ... Millie (as Mary Hill)
Frank Ferguson ... Joe Reynolds - the Banker
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A young woman gets involved in a racket in which beautiful young models marry for money.

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NEW BEAUTY RACKET EXPOSED (original poster-all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

I gangsters della 5 Avenue See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The movies playing at Santa Monica's Majestic Theatre (1:06) are Flame of Araby (1951) and Distant Drums (1951), both December 1951 releases, which give a pretty close idea of when this one was filmed. See more »

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Not a bad flick
23 November 2015 | by PanamintSee all my reviews

With a 1940's type plot updated to the 1950's, "Models, Inc." moves along briskly in a neat, well-executed manner. This film is what it is, and doesn't pretend to be an a-level classic but that's OK.

A pseudo expose of the modeling business, it begins with a cheap gold-digger (Gray) who tries to go big time with a business owner (mature John Howard doing fine work as a square who should know better). Marjorie Reynolds gives a smooth, professional performance as his knowing secretary. When ex-con heel Howard Duff appears the movie swiftly proceeds from gold-digging into sleaze, and then into dark criminality. Duff gives a solid, forceful performance that dominates the film.

Gray's character sort of vacillates along as a tool for whatever the script requires at the moment, but overall is an adequate depiction of a noir type girl who must struggle to find the wherewithal to somehow go legit.

"Models, Inc." will probably hold your interest at least for the good work by a very fine cast. Its basically just an above-average little exploitation film but that is good enough for entertainment value.


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