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Slightly Scarlet (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | June 1956 (UK)
An urban wheeler-dealer gets involved in organized crime, corrupt city politics and graft while falling in-love with the fiancée of the newly elected mayor.

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

James M. Cain (novel), Robert Blees (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Payne ... Ben Grace
Rhonda Fleming ... June Lyons
Arlene Dahl ... Dorothy Lyons
Kent Taylor ... Frank Jansen
Ted de Corsia ... Solly Caspar
Lance Fuller ... Gauss
Buddy Baer ... Lenhardt
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Storyline

Kleptomaniac Dorothy Lyons is paroled from prison in custody of her sister June, secretary to "reform" political candidate Frank Jansen. Ben Grace, associate of crime boss Sol Caspar, sees this as a way to smear Jansen's campaign. But after falling out with Caspar, Ben tries to help June, who he begins to fall for. Sexy Dorothy also has a yen for Ben. June is reluctantly forced to go along with Ben's schemes, but there may be more to these than meets the eye... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Out of the shadows of a vice-ridden city comes James M. Cain's most explosive drama! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Straße des Verbrechens See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Quotes

Solly Caspar: Let's see if we can beat him down.
[after throwing a body out of an upper story wondow]
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Featured in Saving Cain: Robert Blees on 'Slightly Scarlet' (2009) See more »

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Love the movies in the 50's w/ Rhonda Fleming
14 June 2001 | by Raymond_31923See all my reviews

This movie showed Rhonda Fleming in a subdued part as a secretary to a town politico. She's one of my favorite actresses from the 50's, and was one of the most beautiful ever to grace the screen. John Payne was lucky enough to have a couple romantic scenes with her.

Back in the 50's, kissing scenes were far more romantic and tantalizing than today. Wish I could have bottled Rhonda Fleming!


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