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Actors and Sin (1952)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 18 July 1952 (USA)
Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger star than he is; the second is about a literary agent whose newest client--a ... See full summary »

Directors:

Ben Hecht, Lee Garmes (co-director)

Writer:

Ben Hecht
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward G. Robinson ... Maurice Tillayou (segment "Actor's Blood")
Marsha Hunt ... Marcia Tillayou (segment "Actor's Blood")
Dan O'Herlihy ... Alfred O'Shea / Narrator (segment "Actor's Blood")
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Otto Lachsley (segment "Actor's Blood")
Alice Key Alice Key ... Miss Thompson / Tommy (segment "Actor's Blood")
Ric Roman ... Clyde Veering (segment "Actor's Blood") (as Rick Roman)
Peter Brocco ... Mr. Herbert (segment "Actor's Blood")
Elizabeth Root Elizabeth Root ... Mrs. Herbert (segment "Actor's Blood")
Joseph Mell Joseph Mell ... George Murry (segment "Actor's Blood")
Irene Martin Irene Martin ... Mrs. Murry (segment "Actor's Blood")
Herb Bernard Herb Bernard ... Emile (segment "Actor's Blood")
Robert Carson ... Thomas Hayne (segment "Actor's Blood")
Eddie Albert ... Orlando Higgens (segment "Woman of Sin")
Alan Reed ... J.B. Cobb (segment "Woman of Sin")
Tracey Roberts Tracey Roberts ... Miss Flannigan (segment "Woman of Sin")
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Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger star than he is; the second is about a literary agent whose newest client--a nine-year-old girl--is the author of a borderline pornographic book. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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What goes on when the greasepaint comes off?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woman of Sin See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sid Kuller Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Two short films, one excellent, the other terrible
5 February 2019 | by clanciaiSee all my reviews

This was the first film Ben Hecht made in six years after "The Specter of the Rose", an ambitious ballet psychological thriller, and you recognize the high strung and exaggerated drama from that extreme melodrama, and Edward G. Robinson is the right character for this almost freak show. "Actor's Blood" however is only 45 minutes, and it will not disappoint you, but it is followed by another 45 minutes feature called "Woman of Sin" which is supposed to be a comedy but isn't funny at all. It's about a child star, apparently the director's own daughter, who is allowed to steal the show with disastrous consequences - this is a terrble film, intended as a satire of the film industry in Hollywood and how it works with the producers, but it is not worth spending your time. If you happen to this film, enjoy the "Actor's Blood", be prepeared that it 's ony 45 minutes, and then turn off before the other film begins, and you will be spared the worst.


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