The Damned Don't Cry

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It's a man's world. And Ethel Whitehead learns there's only one way for a woman to survive in it: be as tempting as a cupcake and as tough as a 75-cent steak. In the first of three collaborations with director Vincent Sherman, Joan Crawford brings... read more
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It's a man's world. And Ethel Whitehead learns there's only one way for a woman to survive in it: be as tempting as a cupcake and as tough as a 75-cent steak. In the first of three collaborations with director Vincent Sherman, Joan Crawford brings hard-boiled glamour and simmering passion to the role of Ethel, who moves from the wrong side of the tracks to a mobster's mansion to high society one man at a time. Some of those men love her. Some use her. And one a high-rolling racketeer abuses her. When the racketeer murders his rival in Ethel's swanky living room, she flees a sure murder rap right back to the poverty she thought she had escaped. And this time there may not be a man to pick up the pieces of her shattered life.

Original Release

04/07/1950

US Release

04/07/1950

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Cast

Joan Crawford Ethel Whitehead (Lorna Hansen Forbes) / Ethel Whitehead
David Brian George Castleman (Joe Caveny) / George Castleman
Steve Cochran Nick Prenta
Kent Smith Martin Blackford
Hugh Sanders Grady
Selena Royle Patricia Longworth
Jacqueline deWit Sandra
Morris Ankrum Jim Whitehead
Edith Evanson Mrs. Castleman
Richard Egan Roy Whitehead / Roy
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Vincent Sherman

Writers

Harold Medford, Jerome Weidman, Gertrude Walker, Joan Crawford

Cast

Joan Crawford Ethel Whitehead (Lorna Hansen Forbes) / Ethel Whitehead
David Brian George Castleman (Joe Caveny) / George Castleman
Steve Cochran Nick Prenta
Kent Smith Martin Blackford
Hugh Sanders Grady
Selena Royle Patricia Longworth
Jacqueline deWit Sandra
Morris Ankrum Jim Whitehead
Edith Evanson Mrs. Castleman
Richard Egan Roy Whitehead / Roy
Bess Flowers Restaurant Patron / Nightclub Patron
Bob Alden Messenger
Bonnie Bannon Woman in Casino
George Baxter Mr. Fredericks - Syndicate Boss
Paul Bradley Castleman's Assistant
Kathryn Card Mrs. Sullivan
Tristram Coffin George - Maitre d'Hotel at Grady's
Herschel Daugherty Rewrite Man
Diane DeLaire Castleman's Secretary
Forrest Dickson Woman on Street

Producers

Jerry Wald Producer

Editors

Rudi Fehr

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