The Port of 40 Thieves (1944)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Thriller  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Port of 40 Thieves is a so-so suspenser completely dominated by the formidable Stephanie Bachelor. The statuesque, sophisticated Republic leading lady is cast as Muriel, the scheming widow of the fabulously wealthy Hartford Chaney 3rd. Muriel's husband has disappearance under mysterious circumstances, freeing her to marry her playboy paramour Frederick St. Clair (George Meeker). Nancy Hubbard (Lynne Roberts), Chaney's daughter from a previous marriage, suspects that her father has been murdered, compelling Muriel to plot and plan a few convenient accidents-including the death of the now-dispensable St. Clair. The film's most memorable scene finds Muriel diligently studying a technical manual so that she can sabotage an elevator!

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apartment, daughter, homicidal-maniac, husband, inheritance, killing, lover, maniac, marriage, multiple-murder, murder, playboy, English [nationality], studio