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The Big Bluff (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 5 June 1955 (USA)
When a scheming fortune hunter finds his rich wife is not going to die as expected, he and his lover make other plans to get her millions.

Director:

W. Lee Wilder

Writers:

Fred Freiberger (screenplay), Mindret Lord (story) (as Mindred Lord)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Bromfield ... Ricardo De Villa
Martha Vickers ... Valerie Bancroft
Robert Hutton ... Dr. Peter Kirk
Rosemarie Stack ... Fritzie Darvel (as Rosemarie Bowe)
Eve Miller ... Marsha Jordan
Max Palmer Max Palmer ... Fullmer
Eddie Bee Eddie Bee ... Don Darvel
Robert Bice ... Dr. Harrison
Pierre Watkin ... Winthrop
Beal Wong Beal Wong ... Art Dealer
Rusty Wescoatt Rusty Wescoatt ... Frank
Mitchell Kowall ... Coroner
Jack Daly Jack Daly ... Master of Ceremonies
Paul McGuire Paul McGuire ... Butler
George Conrad ... Bell Boy
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Storyline

When scheming fortune hunter and erstwhile Latin lover Ricardo De Villa learns that a wealthy but sickly widow has terminal heart disease, he seduces and marries the vulnerable millionairess. Playing the part of a faithful and doting husband, he carries on a torrid affair with sexy exotic dancer Fritzi Darvel while avoiding the suspicious eyes of her jealous bongo-playing husband. When his wife's condition seems to go into remission, the impatient De Villa decides on action that will hasten her seemingly inevitable death. Written by duke1029

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Worthy Deceivers See more »

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Production Co:

Planet Filmplays See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Fritzi Darvel: Oh, so that's it! I had an idea you were playing up to that dame!
[She slaps him hard]
Fritzi Darvel: You two-timing, no good... And on top of it, you don't even try to hide it! Carrying on an affair with another woman right under my nose! Why, you're not going to do it, and what's more, I think you're a phony! And I was ready to leave my husband! For what? For a big bluff like you!
[She succumbs to his persistant, passionate kiss]
Ricardo 'Rick' De Villa: You know you're very beautiful when you get mad! But listen, no other woman ...
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Probably OK, shown at the right place
21 November 2018 | by GeorgeSicklerSee all my reviews

Just another 1950's era low-budget B movie. Likely at its best as the third or so feature back then, at an all-night drive-in theater . . . where the real action is in the car rather than on the screen. 😁. Anyway, fun to watch so many decades later.


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