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No Man's Woman (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery | 27 October 1955 (USA)
The police investigates five possible suspects in the murder of a greedy and scheming woman who wronged them.

Director:

Franklin Adreon

Writers:

Don Martin (story), John K. Butler (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marie Windsor ... Carolyn Ellenson Grant
John Archer ... Harlow Grant
Patric Knowles ... Wayne Vincent
Nancy Gates ... Louise Nelson
Jil Jarmyn ... Betty Allen
Richard Crane ... Dick Sawyer
Fern Hall Fern Hall ... Virginia Gillis
Louis Jean Heydt ... Det. Lt. Colton
John Gallaudet ... Det. Sgt. Wells
Douglas Wood Douglas Wood ... Philip Grant
Percy Helton ... Otto Peterson
Morris Ankrum ... Capt. Hostedder
Paul Bryar ... Sandy (the bartender)
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Storyline

Carolyn Ellenson double-crosses five people who cross her path and is murdered by one of them. After marrying Harlow Grant for his money, she leaves him but carries on her infidelities so cleverly he can not divorce her. When Grant falls in love with Louise Nelson, art-studio employee, Carolyn demands a prohibitive cash settlement and large alimony payments. Then tiring of her art-critic lover, Wayne Vincent, who has jeopardized his own career touting her art-studio business, Carolyn leaves him to pursue Dick Sawyer and break-up his engagement to Betty Allen. All of these five people have motives for murdering Carolyn and the police choose Grant as the logical suspect. But another person comes forward to confess to the killing for personal reasons, but he didn't do it. The real killer feels secure but must remove the murder-weapon from the studio before the police discover it. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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RUTHLESS, SHAMELESS! - There Was Only One Way To Stop This Woman - MURDER! (original poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Treachery See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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If you're a fan of the Perry Mason TV show, you'll like this one
17 August 2017 | by meaninglessnameSee all my reviews

Remember how the Perry Mason show always started with a drama about a bunch of unfamiliar characters, one of whom went out of his or her way to be nasty to all the others, leaving a nice collection of suspects for the viewer to sort through after he or she was murdered? The beginning of this film, made two years before the Mason show debuted, will bring back memories of those episodes. There's no shrewd defense attorney or even a courtroom scene but, again Mason-like, it was filmed in sunny 1950's L. A. with slick professionalism and an almost anonymous cast, with the exception of renowned noir femme fatale Marie Windsor.

As usual in such dramas, the cops set their sights on the wrong suspect. In this case, however, the suspects themselves work out who's the guilty party.

In brief, a straightforward well-made little whodunit that moves along briskly and should keep you engaged for eighty minutes or so.


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