Film Noir Friday (on Saturday): The Tattered Dress [1957]

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Welcome!  The lobby of the Deranged L.A. Crimes theater is open, a day late. Grab a bucket of popcorn, some Milk Duds and a Coke and find a seat. Tonight’s feature is THE TATTERED DRESS, a 1957 crime drama, starring Jeff Chandler, Jeanne Crain, Gail Russell and Elaine Stewart.

From Turner Classic Movies:

After a wild night, wealthy Michael Reston’s adulterous wife Charleen comes home with her ripe young body barely concealed by a dress in rags; murder results. Top defense lawyer J.G. Blane, whose own marriage exists in name only, arrives in Desert View, Nevada to find the townsfolk and politically powerful Sheriff Hoak distinctly hostile to the Restons. In due course, Blane discovers he’s been “taken for a ride,” and that quiet desert communities can be deadly…

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