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I Love Trouble (1948)

A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is ... See full summary »

Director:

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Roy Huggins (screenplay), Roy Huggins (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Franchot Tone ... Stuart Bailey
Janet Blair ... Norma Shannon aka Gretchen Breeger
Janis Carter ... Ligia Caprillo aka Jane Breeger aka Janie Joy
Adele Jergens ... Boots Nestor
Glenda Farrell ... Hazel Bixby
Steven Geray ... Keller
Tom Powers ... Ralph Johnston
Lynn Merrick ... Mrs. Johnston
John Ireland ... Reno
Donald Curtis ... Martin
Eduardo Ciannelli ... John Vega Caprillo
Robert Barrat ... Lt. Quint
Raymond Burr ... Herb
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Storyline

A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is killed before he can talk, but, with the help of a showgirl, the detective learns that the wife had used stolen papers from a girl friend to enter college after she had stolen $40,000 from the night club where she worked. The detective eventually learns that the husband had killed his wife when he discovered her past in order to avoid a scandal, and had hired the detective to try and frame him for the killing. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SCANDALOUS SECRETS ONLY MURDER CAN SILENCE! (original poster-all caps0 See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinzas do Passado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cornell Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on a magazine story by Roy Huggins, this movie provided the round-about genesis of the TV series 77 Sunset Strip (1958) (also created by Huggins). In this movie, 'Franchot Tone' plays LA detective Stuart Bailey, which is same name of detective played ten years later by 'Ephrem Zimbalist Jr.' in the 1958 movie Girl on the Run (1958), which, in turn, was spun off into the 77 Sunset Strip TV series that same year. Oddly, this movie was produced by Columbia Pictures, while subsequent movie and TV series were made by Warner Bros. See more »

Quotes

Butler: Good morning.
Stuart Bailey: Good morning.
Butler: [Noticing he was beat up] Say, what happened to you? Are you the drunk they told me was sleeping it off upstairs?
Stuart Bailey: Yeah, that's me.
Butler: I must have been hearing things. I thought they said it was a gal.
Stuart Bailey: When I drink, my voice gets high.
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Disappointing
9 September 2009 | by expandafterSee all my reviews

For one thing, I didn't find Franchot Tone convincing as a tough private investigator.

As the film progressed, I didn't feel that I was gaining any insight into what was going on inside the characters heads. They remained ciphers.

The plot, which is more confusing than engrossing, crawls along and never gains any momentum.

I found the background music irritating and distracting. If a film is good, why does it need lush music to induce the right mood in the viewer?


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