Monday, August 9, 2010

Miscellaneous Mayhem #1
FBI Girl (1951)

Raymond Burr doesn't like the dress Audrey Totter is wearing.

Somehow, one can’t imagine such a publicity still being used to promote a movie today. But back in fifties filmdom, dames had to be tough enough to put up with all kinds of abuse from assorted hoodlums, killers and cops, and Audrey Totter was one of the toughest. Here she takes it on the chin from an underworld fixer played by Raymond Burr, one of a long line of villainous roles he essayed before crossing to the other side of the law in his television series Perry Mason. Totter plays an FBI clerk who’s pressured to steal a file detailing the criminal past of a governor planning to run for the U.S. Senate. Not only does Audrey’s platinum perm get messed up, she also meets an untimely end at the hands of Burr’s henchman in this tight little programmer from Lippert Pictures.

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