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The Velvet Touch

The Velvet Touch

John Gage (1948)

96min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Rosalind Russell went into independent film-making with her husband, producer Frederick Brisson, and played safe with this formulaic and lifeless melodrama. She plays the Broadway star who kills her former lover in an argument and lets another actress, played by Claire Trevor, take the blame. The brightest move was the casting of portly Sydney Greensteet as a theatre-loving police captain in awe of Russell. Not so bright was the casting of stolid Leo Genn as her English boyfriend.

Summary

A police captain (Sydney Greenstreet) must solve the murder of a producer. Was it his ex or his ex ex? Stars Rosalind Russell, Leo Glenn & Claire Trevor.

Cast & Crew

Valerie Stanton Rosalind Russell
Michael Morrell Leo Genn
Marion Webster Claire Trevor
Captain Danbury Sydney Greenstreet
Gordon Dunning Leon Ames
Ernie Boyle Frank McHugh
Peter Gunther Walter Kingsford
Jeff Trent Dan Tobin
Paul Banton Lex Barker
Nancy Theresa Harris
Director John Gage
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Available on: Available on DVD

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