Smooth as Silk (1946) - Rotten Tomatoes

Smooth as Silk (1946)

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Charles Barton took a break from his Abbott and Costello assignments at Universal to direct the second-feature thriller Smooth as Silk. Kent Taylor plays a slick criminal lawyer adept at all sorts of sneaky legalistic tricks. Taylor's girl friend Virginia Grey jilts him for the more honest Milburn Stone. The lawyer hatches a plan to murder Stone, then to use his knowledge of the law to get off scot-free and implicate someone else for the crime. Though running a scant 65 minutes, Smooth as Silk packs a bigger wallop than some of Universal's more ambitious "A" melodramas of the same period.

Cast

Kent Taylor
as Mark Fenton
John Litel
as Stephen Elliott
Danny Morton
as Dick Elliott
Milburn Stone
as John Kimble
Charles Trowbridge
as Fletcher Holliday
Bert Moorhouse
as Detective
Ralph Brooks
as Detective
Regina Wallace
as Middle-Aged Woman
Helen Chapman
as Daughter
Stuart Holmes
as Old Friend
Jack Frack
as Reporter
Frank Marlowe
as Reporter
W.J. O'Brien
as Headwaiter
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