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Wicked Woman (1953)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 9 December 1953 (USA)
Drifting floozy Billie Nash gets a bar job where she seduces the owner's husband by convincing him to defraud his drunkard wife in order to elope together to Mexico but a sleazy neighbor with designs on Billie jeopardizes her plans.

Director:

Russell Rouse

Writers:

Clarence Greene (written for the screen by), Russell Rouse (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Beverly Michaels ... Billie Nash
Richard Egan ... Matt Bannister
Percy Helton ... Charlie Borg
Evelyn Scott Evelyn Scott ... Dora Bannister
Robert Osterloh ... Larry Lowry
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Gus
Frank Ferguson ... Bill Porter
Bernadene Hayes ... Mrs. Walters
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Storyline

A blonde floozy drifts into town and gets a job as a waitress at a local bar. She sets her sights on the bar's handsome owner, who is married to an alcoholic. Her plans are for the two of them to take the bar's money and skip to Mexico - but a boarder at the rooming house where she is staying discovers her plans, and comes up with a plan of his own. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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THE STORY NO ONE DARED TO TELL - UNTIL NOW !

Genres:

Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

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Trivia

Rejected by the British Board of Film Censors on 11 November 1953, the film waited some 18 months for a London press showing. It was finally screened (whilst still uncertified) at United Artists' Own Theatre in Wardour Street on 13 May 1955. Press reaction was unusually hostile, with Kinematograph Weekly commenting: "Having turned it down, the censor should have sent it to a desert island." And the Monthly Film Bulletin reviewed it in July 1955 only because "it has been shown in some districts by permission of the local authorities." After five years, the distribution passed to New Realm Entertainments who resubmitted it to the BBFC on 30 May 1960 where it passed with an "X" certificate after cuts. Unfortunately, it tended to be shown at struggling independents such as Derby's soon-to-be-demolished Coliseum in January 1961. See more »

Goofs

About twenty minutes into he movie, you can clearly see the silhouette of a cap-wearing crew member reflected in a mirror behind the bar. See more »

Quotes

Matt Bannister: Scared?
Billie Nash: I feel like I got an egg beater going around in my stomach.
Matt Bannister: That makes two of us.
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Connections

Referenced in Naked Afternoon (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Wicked Woman
by Buddy Baker and Joseph Mullendore (as Joe Mullendore)
Sung by Herb Jeffries
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There's something about this movie . . .
18 January 2007 | by kolohepeanutSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies that is just a little film but somehow, I can't describe it, it works for me! I love it! I love the black and white, the really dated environment, that blonde hoochie mama, the storyline, etc. etc. Just a fun movie to watch and escape with because it's quite campy. I think the ladies will like it and I never saw that blonde actress before but I thought she played her part well the way she just used the men and had them all drooling over her. She had a great figure too.

I'm not a Richard Egan fan but that's okay, she makes it worth watching!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Free and Easy See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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