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The Company She Keeps (1951)

Approved | | Drama | 1951 (UK)
Follows the progress of a female ex-convict as she tries to rebuild her life after being released from prison.

Director:

John Cromwell

Writer:

Ketti Frings (story and screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lizabeth Scott ... Joan Willburn
Jane Greer ... Diane Stuart
Dennis O'Keefe ... Larry Collins
Fay Baker ... Tilly Thompson
John Hoyt ... Judge Kendall
James Bell ... Mr. Neeley
Don Beddoe ... Jamieson
Bert Freed ... Smitty
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Seeley
Marjorie Wood Marjorie Wood ... Mrs. Haley
Marjorie Crossland Marjorie Crossland ... Mrs. Griggs
Virginia Farmer ... Mrs. Harris
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Storyline

A female ex-convict meets a handsome man and they begin seeing one another. Jeopardizing their relationship is her not telling him she was in prison and he not revealing his involvement with her parole officer. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1951 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wall Outside See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When this film was made, Howard Hughes owned both RKO, which produced it, and TWA, whose logo is featured prominently on the airplane in the airport sequence. See more »

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Featured in 76th Golden Globe Awards (2019) See more »

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Fairly standard melodrama with a fine performance by Jane Greer.
23 July 2002 | by wrbtuSee all my reviews

Lizabeth Scott is OK here, & I'm a big fan of hers, but I would have liked her better in the role of Diane (played by Greer). Scott is just too sugary sweet in her role as a Parole Officer Angel. On the other hand, I kept waiting for Greer's character to wake up & smell the coffee, but she really never did, & that's what makes this film a cut above similar soapers of this kind. Greer is excellent as a sneering, eye-rolling bad girl who just doesn't care about those trying to help her or society, & really doesn't even care about herself. I rate it 6/10. I would have rated it higher if not for Scott's too sweet character & the happy pat en


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