Flaxy Martin (1949)

Genres - Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Chase Movie, Crime Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 15, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Virginia Mayo is Flaxy Martin in this complicated Warner Bros. melodrama. Flaxy is a bad girl but good company, especially when she's around criminal attorney Walter Colby (Zachary Scott). When Colby begins to have second thoughts about his gangster cohorts, Flaxy arranges a murder frame, forcing the attorney to go on the run. The bulk of the film is a thrill-packed chase teaming Colby with the film's resident Good Girl, Nora Carson (Dorothy Malone). Also figuring into the proceedings is Elisha Cook Jr., playing his usual shifty little creep. Director Richard L. Bare had only recently moved up from the "Joe McDoakes" comedy shorts to features when he guided Flaxy Martin with skill and aplomb.

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client, conscience, escape, false-accusation, frame-up, gangster, going-straight, investigation, jilted, lawyer, love, moll, murder, prison, scoundrel, sentence [penal system], showgirl, killing