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Shed No Tears

Shed No Tears
Movie: Shed No Tears(1948)[tt0040779] Edna Grover convinces her husband, Sam, to enter a scheme where they can defraud his insurance company out of $50,000, so they can live in luxury. Sam forgets to ask Edna who 'they' is. Edna's definition of 'they' is herself and her lover, Ray Belden. There is a hotel fire, and Edna identifies the body in the fire as her husband Sam. Meanwhile, Sam flees to another city under an assumed name, where he waits for his loving-spouse to join him and they can live a life of luxury. He waits. And waits some more. And returns to ask Edna just what the delay is, and learns that the delay is another man. Before long, there is another dead man, and then a blackmailing private detective shows up, and then a police detective starts nosing around, and Sam still hasn't seen any money nor a life of luxury. Written byLes Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>
Title Shed No Tears
Release Date 9 June 1948 (USA)
Runtime
Genres Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
Production Companies Frost Film Productions
Wallace Ford
Wallace Ford...
Sam Grover...
June Vincent
June Vincent...
Edna Grover...
Mark Roberts
Mark Roberts...
Ray Belden (as R...
Frank Albertson
Frank Albertson...
Police Lieutenant Hutton...
Dick Hogan
Dick Hogan...
Tom Grover...
Elena Verdugo
Elena Verdugo...
Marilyn...
Johnstone White
Johnstone White...
Huntington Stewart...

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boblipton on 24 December 2018
Wallace Ford fakes his own death and heads off to Washington until his wife, June Vincent, can can collect his insurance. Then they'll be off to Mexico to enjoy the money. Ford doesn't know that Vincent has a chiseling boyfriend. While the police agree it looks like an accident, the insurance company wants to investigate. Ford's son, Dick Hogan, thinks it looks suspicious and hires P.I. Johnstone White. White proceeds to play every side for profit.Director Jean Yarborough has gotten his hands on a nice script by Brown Holmes, Virginia M. Cooke and Don Martin, Unfortunately, what could have been a noir with a mordant comedy turn in the Johnstone role (think of Laughton in THE BRIBE) turns out to be a competent turn by some decent performers; it demonstrates why none of them got out of the B movies. The question is never a matter of what the player will do next, nor how skilled cameraman Frank Redman will shoot this particular shot. Instead, it becomes a matter of wondering where this fascinating script will lead these characters,

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