Slightly Scarlet (1956)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Film Noir  |   Release Date - Feb 29, 1956 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This little film noir is freely adapted from James M. Cain's novel Love's Lovely Counterfeit, the story of a gangster working for a powerful Don who is fighting to retain control of the city's criminal activities when an honest mayoral candidate launches a strong anti-crime campaign. In a desperate attempt to derail his career, the Don assigns the hood to go digging for any dirt that can be used against the troublesome candidate. He finds some, but during the investigation he has fallen in love with the candidate's beautiful red-headed secretary and ends up double-crossing his boss.

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betrayal, escape, ex-convict, family, gangster, investigator, journalism, killing, love-triangle, police, politician, revenge, romance, scheme, secretary, seduction, sister