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Do you help me to find the title of an old movie?

Asked by babycr (110 points ) January 12th, 2014

I’m looking for the title of a b/w movie (40’s/max50’s). I remeber the final scene: in a luxurious living room some dressy men and a woman excitedly argue until she extracts a pistol and shoots, killing, one of the men; soon after she phones the police saying something like: “come, I have just killed a man”... and the film ends. Thanks in advance!

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antimatter's avatar

In what year was it made?

babycr's avatar

I think the movie is of ‘40s

gailcalled's avatar

By “dressy men”, do you mean that the men and the woman are in formal attire? Tuxedos, dinner jackets, tails? Is the woman wearing a long, slim gown cut on the bias? Shoulder pads? What kind of hair-do? Marcelled? Blond, brunette? Is the furniture Art Deco? Are people drinking martinis?

If you google “Best films noir of the 1940’s,” a really long list comes up, particularly after the war ended.

Can you provide us with more details? You have had an ongoing interest in old movies, I see. It’s a wonderful hobby.

babycr's avatar

Oh, I love infinitely old american movies!!! Sorry for my slowness and imprecision but I’m italian… Unfortunately the memory of this film is only a flash of when I was little… Certainly the men wear some like smoking/tailcoat and the woman wear an evening gown. I don’t remember if she is blond or brunette; I imagine is a great actress like Joan Crawford, Bette Davis or Barbara Stanwyck…

stanleybmanly's avatar

You need more plot details. There are just too many great film noir gems where some society dame “drops the hammer” on a man in a tuxedo.

babycr's avatar

You are right but I cannot remember anymore! The peculiarity of this movie is that the murder and the call to the police are immediately before of the end of movie… Thanks!

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