The Tiger Woman (1945)

Genres - Crime  |   Release Date - Nov 16, 1945 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though released by Republic Pictures, The Tiger Woman is not a serial, as might be assumed from the title. Adele Mara stars as nightclub singer Sharon Winslow, billed for no discernible reason as "The Tiger Woman." Not exactly the sort of girl one takes home to mother, Sharon kills her husband for his insurance money then knocks off the lover who helped her commit the murder. When detective Jerry Devery (Kane Richmond) investigates, Sharon turns on the charm, intending to spin a web around Jerry and eliminate him as well. At this point, the film turns into a bush-league Double Indemnity, with a most surprising denouement. Director Philip Ford was the nephew of John Ford, who'd long since outgrown such silliness as The Tiger Woman.

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con/scam, confession [criminal], detective, insurance, investigation, investigator, killing, murder, private-detective, songwriter