Decoy (1946) - Rotten Tomatoes


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.


Jean Gillie
as Margot Shelby
Edward Norris
as Jim Vincent
Robert Armstrong
as Frank Olins
Sheldon Leonard
as Sgt. Portugal
Herbert Rudley
as Dr. Craig
Carole Donne
as Waitress
Bert Roach
as Bartender
William Self
as Station Attendant
Madge Crane
as 1st Visitor
Betty Lou Head
as 2nd Visitor
Jody Gilbert
as Fat Woman
Louis Mason
as Thin Attendant
Ferris Taylor
as Fat Attendant
Jo Gilbert
as Fat Woman
Donald Kerr
as Elevator Operator
Harry Tyler
as Counterman
Bill Self
as Station Attendant
Austin McCoy
as Piano Player
Walden Boyle
as Chaplain
Pat Flaherty
as Policeman
Ray Teal
as Policeman
Don MacCracken
as Prison Guard
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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 | Rating: 3/5

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

October 11, 2004 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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

It acts like noir, but doesn't really look like it. Jean Gillie plays probably the most volatile, nasty, ruthless, over-the-top and despicable femme fatale ever. Sheldon Leonard does a great job as the cop, Portugal. Real B-grade poverty row stuff that's got a fantastic opening and even though you don't know everything that happened yet you know it's not going to let you down. Production-wise on the lower end of the noir totem pole but worth it for Gillie's performance.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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