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I Demand Payment (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 13 December 1938 (USA)
A naive young woman gets caught up in a loan-shark racket.

Director:

Clifford Sanforth

Writers:

Rob Eden (story "Second Choice"), Sherman L. Lowe (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Burgess ... Judith Avery
Jack La Rue ... Smiles Badolio
Matty Kemp ... Toby Locke
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Happy Crofton
Lloyd Hughes ... Dr. Craig Mitchell
Anthony Orlando Anthony Orlando ... Louie Badolio
Sheila Terry ... Rita Avery
Bryant Washburn ... Joe Travis (as Bryant Wahsburn Sr.)
Donald Kirke ... Mr. Twitchett
Harry Holman ... Justice of the Peace
Edward Keane ... District Attorney
Norma Taylor ... Miss Farnsworth

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A naive young woman gets caught up in a loan-shark racket.

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WHEN A WOMAN LOVES TOO WELL --- AND A MAN FORGETS TOO SOON ---

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Drama | Romance

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Approved
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Final film of Sheila Terry. See more »

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I Demand My Time Back
30 August 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When newlywed Betty Burgess learns that husband Matty Kemp is part of the strong-arm squad of a loansharking ring, she goes berserk and gets into a car accident. Doctor Lloyd Hughes is taken with her and proposes marriage, but Kemp shows up, having squealed on the mob. They head off to Mexico. The brother of triggerman Jack La Rue was killed because of Kemp, so he and sidekick "Big Boy" Williams search for him.

Director Clifford Sanforth turns a decent script that might have turned out well into slow-paced mush. He is not helped at all by cameraman Robert Doran, who cannot frame a composition interestingly, or move a camera, except spasmodically. It was the last movie in those roles for both men, thank goodness. The actors poorly directed into monotonous performances, although Williams manages some life in his lines, and Miss Burgess' near-continuous paranoid hysteria has some in-movie justification. This is a movie I can hardily recommend -- for avoidance.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1938 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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