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Slightly Scarlet ()


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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.

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Ben Grace
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June Lyons
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Dorothy Lyons
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Frank Jansen
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Solly Caspar
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Gauss
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Lenhardt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gloria Victor
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Hood (uncredited)
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Martha - June Lyons' Maid (uncredited)
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Man at Campaign Headquarters (uncredited)
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Detective Lt. Dave Dietz (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ...
General Norman B. Marlowe (uncredited)
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Wison - Caspar Thug (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Man at Campaign Headquarters (uncredited)
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Thug (uncredited)
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Roos (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ...
Man at Campaign Headquarters (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Man at Campaign Headquarters (uncredited)
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Thug (uncredited)

Directed by

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Allan Dwan

Written by

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James M. Cain ... (novel "Love's Lovely Counterfeit")
 
Robert Blees ... (screenplay)

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Benedict Bogeaus ... producer

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Louis Forbes
Howard Jackson ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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John Alton

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James Leicester

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Van Nest Polglase

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Alfred E. Spencer ... (as Alfred Spencer)

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Arlene Dahl ... (as Arlene Dahl Creations)
Norma Koch ... (uncredited)

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Mel Berns ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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George Moskov ... production supervisor

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Elmer Decker ... first assistant director
George Marshall Jr. ... first assistant director
Nate Watt ... assistant director

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Terry Kellum ... sound
Jean L. Speak ... sound (as Jean Speak)

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Benedict Bogeaus ... presenter
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines James M. Cain's scorchingly frank expose of the operators behind big-city graft See more »
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Also Known As
  • Deux rouquines dans la bagarre (France)
  • Ligeramente escarlata (Spain)
  • Pigen fra fængslet (Denmark)
  • O Anjo Escarlate (Portugal)
  • Veneri rosse (Italy)
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  • 99 min
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Goofs A man in a bar says that, when the new mayor is elected, "this town will be so quiet you can eat your dinner off the sidewalk." Obviously, he should have said that the town would be clean, not quiet. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Saving Cain: Robert Blees on 'Slightly Scarlet' (2009). See more »
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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