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Slightly Scarlet

Driven by blind ambition, fast-talking publicity man Ben Grace (John Payne) has found a way to smear the reputation of “reform” mayoral candidate Frank Jansen (Kent Taylor). He will do so by exposing Jansen’s red-haired girlfriend, June (Rhonda Fleming), with her man-hungry kleptomaniac sister, Dorothy (Arlene Dahl), who also happens to be a convict out on parole. In the process however, Ben finds himself falling for June and seduced by Dorothy, while crime boss Solly Caspar (Ted de Corsia) is breathing down his neck, expecting him to deliver on his promise.

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About This Film
Overview

Based on James M. Cain’s novel LOVE’S LOVELY COUNTERFEIT and a brilliant follow up to his 1940s successes DOUBLE INDEMNITY and POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE. Driven by blind ambition, fast-talking publicity man Ben Grace (John Payne) has found a way to smear the reputation of “reform” mayoral candidate Frank Jansen (Kent Taylor). He will do so by exposing Jansen’s red-haired girlfriend, June (Rhonda Fleming), with her man-hungry kleptomaniac sister, Dorothy (Arlene Dahl), who also happens to be a convict out on parole. In the process however, Ben finds himself falling for June and seduced by Dorothy, while crime boss Solly Caspar (Ted de Corsia) is breathing down his neck, expecting him to deliver on his promise. John Alton, the legendary noir director of photography, really shows his prowess here in blazing Technicolor.

1956 | 99 min | Color | 1.77:1 | Dolby Digital | All Region | NR

Special Features:

  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Commentary by Award Winning mystery writer and filmmaker Max Allan CollinsReview:
    “Effective study of big-city corruption… Arlene Dahl steals the show…” – Leonard Maltin

Actors

John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl, Kent Taylor, Ted DeCorsia

Directed by

Allan Dwan

“Slightly Scarlet”

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