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His Kind of Woman (1951)

A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Dan Milner
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Lenore Brent
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Mark Cardigan
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Bill Lusk
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Thompson / Narrator
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Helen Cardigan
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Nick Ferraro
Leslie Banning ...
Jennie Stone (as Leslye Banning)
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Myron Winton
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Jose Morro
John Mylong ...
Martin Krafft
Carleton G. Young ...
Gerald Hobson
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Storyline

Nick Ferraro, deported crime boss, needs to re-enter the USA. His plan involves "honest" gambler Dan Milner, who's subjected to a series of "misfortunes," then bribed to take a trip to Mexico. En route, Dan meets chanteuse Lenore Brent, truly his kind of woman. But on arrival at posh Morros Lodge in Baja California, Dan finds the ostensibly rich, carefree guests all playing roles...except, possibly, ham actor Mark Cardigan. What does Ferraro want with him? Can he trust anyone? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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They were two of a kind ! ...and bound to meet, but neither of them knew what such a meeting would mean!


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Release Date:

10 January 1952 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Smiler with a Gun  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Farrow finished the film, but Howard Hughes brought in Richard Fleischer to add a few shots (Hughes himself co-wrote the ending with Fleischer). Fleischer ended up reshooting the entire film. See more »

Goofs

When Milner bumps into Cardigan on the stairs, one of the bullets on Cardigan's hunting vest has slipped almost all the way through the holder. In the next shot, all of the bullets are in place and evenly aligned. See more »

Quotes

Mark Cardigan: Alas, why must I be plagued by yammering magpies on the eve of battle?
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Connections

Featured in Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech
(uncredited)
Sung by Tim Holt
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Bad guys, good guys, laughs -- and sexy
6 June 2000 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This is an odd but entertaining film.

Don't take any of the story too seriously -- the film seems to be a satire of classic cliches including a slick but really, really evil villain vs. the crude but sort-of worthy hero. I don't want to spoil it for you, but it does have a happy ending which should come as no surprise. The real treat of the film is Price mocking himself as a B-picture actor who gets a chance to be heroic and plays it for all the melodrama it's worth.


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