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Flaxy Martin (1949)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 15 February 1949 (USA)
Mob attorney Walter Colby is manipulated by showgirl Flaxy Martin into taking the rap for a murder committed by mobster Hap Richie's goons but he escapes and tries to get revenge.

Director:

Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)

Writer:

David Lang
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Virginia Mayo ... Flaxy Martin
Zachary Scott ... Walter Colby
Dorothy Malone ... Nora Carson
Tom D'Andrea ... Sam Malko
Helen Westcott ... Peggy Farrar
Douglas Kennedy ... Hap Richie
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Roper
Douglas Fowley ... Max, Detective
Monte Blue ... Joe, Detective
Jack Overman ... Caesar
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Storyline

Unscrupulous showgirl Flaxy Martin involves young attorney Walter Colby with mobster Hap Richie. A girl is murdered, with the evidence pointing to Flaxy, and Colby takes the rap and gets a 20 year sentence. San Malko gives Colby the clue to the real killer and, en route to prison, he escapes and is found by Nora Carson who shelters him. After escaping from one of Richie's gunmen, Walter heads for Flaxy's apartment, where she admits she double-crossed him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A girl with a heart of ice!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smart Money See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Tucson Tuesday 31 July 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9), in Columbus Wednesday 1 August 1956 on WTVN (Channel 6), in Cincinnati Saturday 4 August 1956 on WKRC (Channel 12), in Los Angeles Tuesday 14 August 1956 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Phoenix Monday 27 August 1956 on KVAR (Channel 12), in Miami Tuesday 11 September 1956 on WTVJ (Channel 4), in Indianapolis Saturday 15 September 1956 on WFBM (Channel 6), and in Boston Friday 28 September 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »

Goofs

Roper and Caesar continually address Colby (a lawyer) as "Shamus." A shamus is a private eye; the word they meant to use is "shyster." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Remington Steele: Cast in Steele (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on the piano in the apartment
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B-grade Warners programmer for the double features market...
30 November 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Tough-talking crime drama convoluted with bad guys. Zachary Scott plays a rather naïve New York lawyer covering tracks for his girlfriend, a double-crosser in-cahoots with mobsters who's also involved in the killing of a paid witness in a criminal trial; he's framed for the murder and takes it on the lam, meeting a lovestruck librarian along the way. Virginia Mayo's devious Flaxy Martin takes a backseat to all the low-life male characters in the picture (who amusingly refer to each other as "Baby" and "Sweetheart"), and even runs a distant second to Dorothy Malone as the nice girl who believes in happy endings. Malone helps ground the heady proceedings in a form of movie-reality, even though the Warner Bros. back lot looks terribly phony and the hotheads who dot the supporting cast overact shamelessly. ** from ****


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