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Alimony

Language:

English   Country: USA   Year: 1938

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Director:

Alfred Zeisler

Starring:

Martha Vickers

Genres:

DramaFilm Noir

Synopsis:

Father searching for his daughter finds out she is mixed up in a alimony scam. Black & White.

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(Average=2.00 out of 5; Total Number=1)


A Bargin? (rating=2)

FROM THE BACK COVER:
Musician Dan Barker (John Beal) leaves his fiancÚ Linda (Hillary Brooke) for a new life with glamorous fortune-seeker Kitty Travers (Martha Vickers - The Big Sleep). Kitty targets Dan after he writes a million-selling song. When his royalties run out, so does Kitty, who moves on to a millionaire building tycoon. Her plans to rob him lead to blackmail.
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Quality of DVD: *1/2/**** Sound: *1/2/**** Plot: **/**** Acting: **/**** Direction: */****
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I don't expect the greatest from Alpha-Video (oldies.com) because they transfer whatever they can get their hands on from Public Domain. Sometimes, as with "The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers", you get an "A" film with good visual quality and sound overall, and sometimes you get barely acceptable.

This film is kinda fun, not great, definitely a "B--" production without much to make a "good for repeated viewings" pitch except for Leonid Kinskey's (Trouble In Paradise) performance as John Beal's music agent.

If you're hoping for a hidden gem such as Edgar Ulmer's "Detour", forget about it.

I purchased this on the strength of Martha Vickers AWESOME supporting role in "The Big Sleep" as Carmen Sternwood where IMDB Trivia states:
"Raymond Chandler claimed that Martha Vickers gave such an intense performance as Carmen Sternwood that she completely overshadowed Lauren Bacall, and that much of Vickers' performance ended up on the cutting room floor as a result."

She is much more tame in this. I would not recomend this too much.


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