Drifting floozy Billie Nash gets a bar job where she seduces the owner's husband by convincing him to defraud his drunkard wife in order to elope together to Mexico but a sleazy neighbor with designs on Billie jeopardizes her plans.
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A blonde floozy drifts into town and gets a job as a waitress at a local bar. She sets her sights on the bar's handsome owner, who is married to an alcoholic. Her plans are for the two of them to take the bar's money and skip to Mexico - but a boarder at the rooming house where she is staying discovers her plans, and comes up with a plan of his own.Written by
Rejected by the British Board of Film Censors on 11 November 1953, the film waited some 18 months for a London press showing. It was finally screened (whilst still uncertified) at United Artists' Own Theatre in Wardour Street on 13 May 1955. Press reaction was unusually hostile, with Kinematograph Weekly commenting: "Having turned it down, the censor should have sent it to a desert island." And the Monthly Film Bulletin only reviewed it in July 1955 because "it has been shown in some districts by permission of the local authorities." After five years the distribution passed to New Realm Entertainments who re-submitted it to the BBFC on 30 May 1960 where it passed with an "X" certificate, after cuts. Unfortunately, it tended to be shown at struggling independents such as Derby's soon-to-be-demolished Coliseum in January 1961. See more »
As Matt Bannister steps into Bille's room to assault her, you can see the bald head of someone pass out of the doorway, presumably Charlie Borg. But when the camera pans left, Borg is still standing on the far side of the bed. See more »
Sultry drama about blonde temptress has crummy fascination
Beverly Michaels, a long drink of ice water, plays Billie Nash, who blows into town on a Greyhound bus, rents space in a cheap boarding house, gets a job as a drinks waitress in a dive, and throws herself at the owner (Richard Egan). There are, however, complications. Egan's wife (Evelyn Scott)helps run the bar but drinks too much; Michael's across-the-hall neighbor (Percy Halton) is a lecherous "runt" with designs, and a habit of spying, on her. When Michaels and Egan plot to sell the bar and abscond to Mexico, the complications get out of hand. "Wicked Woman" is one of those mid-50s grade-Z features that is oddly compelling -- the acting is far better than you'd expect. And there's a grisly fascination in the depiction of the lousy rooms for rent with hotplates and heartache, and in the rough-and-tumble working-class saloons where late-stage alcoholism is a commonplace. The movie hints at darker developments that never really take place yet somehow maintains a curious, crummy integrity. Definitely worth a watch.
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