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Smooth as Silk (1946)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | February 1946 (USA)
An attorney, engaged to an actress, gains acquittal for a wealthy playboy accused of manslaughter. The actress, anxious to play the lead in a production backed by the uncle of the playboy, ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Florence Ryerson (story "Notorious Gentleman"), Colin Clements (story "Notorious Gentleman") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kent Taylor ... Mark Fenton
Virginia Grey ... Paula Marlowe
Milburn Stone ... John Kimble
John Litel ... Stephen Elliott
Jane Adams ... Susan Marlowe
Danny Morton Danny Morton ... Don Elliott
Charles Trowbridge ... Fletcher Holliday
Theresa Harris ... Louise
Harry Cheshire ... Wolcott
Bert Moorhouse ... Detective
Ralph Brooks Ralph Brooks ... Detective
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An attorney, engaged to an actress, gains acquittal for a wealthy playboy accused of manslaughter. The actress, anxious to play the lead in a production backed by the uncle of the playboy, neglects her fiancée in favor of the playboy. The enraged attorney kills the playboy's uncle and makes plans to kill the playboy. Written by Les Adams {longhorn 1939@suddenlink.net}

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Notorious Gentleman See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Femme Fatale Noir -Virginia Grey has a field day !
13 April 2008 | by cinemantrapSee all my reviews

Not a heavy-duty noir but close enough for the purists not to be totally outraged at my classification of this obscure sleeper, SMOOTH AS SILK is a fast paced crime drama featuring sexy Virginia Grey heartlessly romancing three gents at the same time to advance her career. She has a field day with great bitchy remarks and retorts thanks to writer Dane Lussier who previously gave Stephanie Bachelor great lines in PORT OF FORTY THIEVES. The viewer is expecting her to get her just desserts for three-timing her prey, but twists in the story keep one guessing how it will all end. The producer Jack Bernhard directed/produced DECOY and directed BLONDE ICE.


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