Slightly Scarlet

1956

Slightly Scarlet

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

Tomatometer
Not Yet Available

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: N/A

32%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 117
User image

Tap to review this movie

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you get your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMC (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Cinemark (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Bought somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you get your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMC (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Cinemark (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Bought somewhere else

Slightly Scarlet Photos

Movie Info

Slightly Scarlet, adapted from James M. Cain's novel, Love's Lovely Counterfeit, is a slight, though well-crafted mystery. Shot in Technicolor, the film combines color sequences with a moody use of dark shadows to create a spectacular, visually exciting film, though somewhat short on character and action. Ben (John Payne), works for criminal boss Sol Caspar (Ted de Corsia) and is in love with June (Rhonda Fleming), Sol's secretary. Dorothy (Arlene Dahl) is June's sister and becomes romantically involved with Ben also. The lightweight story is predictable in its outcome but is saved by a good performance by Arlene Dahl as June's amoral, neurotic and completely unpredictable sister who is unscrupulous in her pursuit of her sister's lover. Slightly Scarlet, while technically brilliant, is a mediocre, predictable crime melodrama.

Cast

Rhonda Fleming
as June Lyons
Arlene Dahl
as Dorothy Lyons
Ted de Corsia
as Sol Caspar
Kent Taylor
as Frank Jansen
Frank Gerstle
as Dave Dietz
Buddy Baer
as Lenhardt
Roy Gordon
as Norman Marlowe
View All

Critic Reviews for Slightly Scarlet

All Critics (2) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for Slightly Scarlet

  • Apr 09, 2010
    Florid potboiler in lurid technicolor. The girls look amazing and are dressed in beautiful dresses that it's somewhat hard to believe Rhonda could afford on her salary as a secretary but then her house is palatial and she has a live in maid so perhaps reality wasn't what they were going for. Arlene Dahl takes her part as a worthless tramp and runs with it. A fun ride if you're a fan of high gloss melodrama.
    jay n Super Reviewer

Slightly Scarlet Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features