Portrait in Smoke (Wicked as They Come) (1957) - Rotten Tomatoes

Portrait in Smoke (Wicked as They Come)1957

Portrait in Smoke (Wicked as They Come) (1957)





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Wicked as They Come stars Arlene Dahl as Kathy Allen, whose sour attitude on life has been formed by a sexual assault in her childhood. Rising out of the shabbiness of the Lower East Side, Kathy ruthlessly climbs the social and financial ladder by using and then abandoning a series of gullible older men. When she finally gets what she wants out of life, it still isn't enough, and it is this insatiability that leads to her downfall. Extensive location filming in London and Paris adds an exotic touch to this predictable melodrama. Wicked as They Come is based on Portrait in Smoke, a novel by Bill Ballington. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Arlene Dahl
as Kathy Allen
Philip Carey
as Tim O'Bannion
Herbert Marshall
as Stephen Collins
Michael Goodliffe
as Larry Buckhan
David Kossoff
as Sam Lewis
Sidney James
as Frank Allen
Ralph Truman
as John Dowling
Faith Brook
as Virginia Collins
Jacques B. Brunius
as Inspector Caron
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A lethargic and unaffecting minor film noir.

October 22, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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