Wicked Woman

This 1953 low-budget film is about a tall blonde bad girl that rides into town on a bus from somewhere, gets a job at a bar, falls in love with the married owner, plots to run away to Mexico with him but her plan which involves fraud goes awry, and at the end of the film she is on another bus for Kansas to carry on her wickedness elsewhere.

The actress playing said blonde pretty much makes the whole film. Her name was Beverly Michaels and she played bad girls in a few films, but this one is her most well-known film. She was good at it too.

Also in the film as the bar owner was Richard Egan who was a familiar face. He had roles in many film and television roles.

Egan and Michaels

And another familiar face with an even more familiar voice was Percy Helton.

The film itself was decent and didn’t get boring. The last 15 minutes was very well done with the tension building up, but the ending was a bit of a cop-out as I was expecting the two fraudsters to go to the joint, but it was instead all neatly and happily ended with just the bad blonde moping out of town to carry on her bad ways somewhere else. But really, that is how it should have ended.

A pretty decent watch overall.

Date watched: November 22nd
Score: 6.6/10
Film count 2018: 74

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