Decoy (1946)





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In this gripping film noir, a mortally wounded physician staggers into the apartment of a vicious vixen. Shots ring out, and the police rush to the scene. Sergeant Leonard arrives to find the doctor dead and the woman dying. Before she dies, the woman tells the sergeant the whole terrible story.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Robert Armstrong
as Frank Olins
Ray Teal
as Policeman
Jean Gillie
as Margot Shelby
Edward Norris
as Jim Vincent
Jo Gilbert
as Fat Woman
Sheldon Leonard
as Sgt. Portugal
Dick Elliott
as Driver
Harry Tyler
as Counterman
Pat Flaherty
as Policeman
Bert Roach
as Bartender
William Self
as Station Attendant
Donald Kerr
as Elevator Operator
Herbert Rudley
as Dr. Craig
Ferris Taylor
as Fat Attendant
Jody Gilbert
as Fat Woman
Bill Self
as Station Attendant
Louis Mason
as Thin Attendant
Madge Crane
as 1st Visitor
Walden Boyle
as Chaplain
Carole Donne
as Waitress
Don MacCracken
as Prison Guard
Betty Lou Head
as 2nd Visitor
Austin McCoy
as Piano Player
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Critic Reviews for Decoy

All Critics (2)

- A trama absurda compromete bastante o longa, que, curiosamente, acaba se tornando interessante graças à performance exagerada da bela Jean Gillie (que morreria precocemente apenas três anos depois).

February 10, 2008
Cinema em Cena

Gillie is one of the more cruel femme fatales in film noir lore.

Full Review… | October 11, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Decoy

crazy as hell poverty row stuff. jean gillie is worth the price of admission.

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

Monogram cheapie is a diamond hard noir that is highlighted by one of the most amoral anti heroines ever seen on screen. The doomed Jean Gillie perfectly captures the venality of the character making her even more of a pit viper than Jane Greer's Kathie from the classic Out of the Past. Aside from her the film is solid but would be nothing special without it central character.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Cheap as dirt, over-the-top pulp with an insane premise but a lot of spunk. The score is overbearing, the script is a bit creaky, and the cinematography is entirely unremarkable. But Jean Gillie (who died tragically young) is so vicious, and even gleefully giddy, as the femme fatale that she elevates the entire picture. This really could have been something special with a little more care, but as it is it's an entertaining, hard-boiled diversion.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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