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Smart Girls Don't Talk Details


Despite the film's title, socialite Linda Vickers (Virginia Mayo) isn't smart enough to steer clear of the gambling den operated by gangster Marty Fain (Bruce Bennett). Forced to join Fain's operation, Linda gets mixed up with duplicity and murder-not to mention a torrid romance with the gangster chief. Interestingly enough, Fain is the more sympathetic of the two leading characters. He seems like a basically nice guy stuck with not-so-nice associates, while Linda comes off as surfacey and selfish. In the end, however, it must be proven to the satisfaction of the censors that crime doesn't pay, especially when the life of Linda's brother "Doc" (Robert Hutton) is at stake. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Virginia Mayo
as Linda Vickers
Bruce Bennett
as Marty Fain
Tom D'Andrea
as Sparky Lynch
Richard Rober
as Lt. McReady
Helen Westcott
as Toni Peters
Richard Benedict
as Cliff Saunders
Ben Welden
as Nelson Clark
Phyllis Coates
as Cigarette Girl
Robert Hutton
as "Doc" Vickers
George Hoagland
Philo McCullough
as Roulette Croupier
Ted Stanhope
as Bert
Jack Mower
as Houseman
Harry Hayden
Creighton Hale
as Apartment House Clerk
Leo White
as Headwaiter


Richard L. Bare
William Sackheim
Ted D. McCord
David Buttolph
Composer (Music Score)
Clarence Kolster
Stanley Fleischer
Art Director
Robert Burks
Special Effects
Perc Westmore