GenreFilm-Noir, Mystery ProductionColumbia Pictures CountryUnited States
Release date1948 (1948) WriterRoy Huggins (screenplay), Roy Huggins (novel) CastFranchot Tone (Stuart Bailey), Janet Blair (Norma Shannon), Janis Carter (Mrs. Caprillo aka Jane Breeger aka Janie Joy), Adele Jergens (Boots Nestor), Glenda Farrell (Hazel Bixby), Steven Geray (Keller) Similar moviesBrooklyn's Finest, Mad Max: Fury Road, Gone Baby Gone, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, No Good Deed, Furious 7
TaglineScandalous secrets only murder can silence!
I love trouble 1948 film noir
I Love Trouble is a 1948 American film noir mystery film written by Roy Huggins from his first novel The Double Take, directed by S. Sylvan Simon, and starring Franchot Tone as Stuart Bailey. The character of Stuart Bailey was later portrayed by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. in the television series 77 Sunset Strip.
A wealthy politician, Ralph Johnston, hires detective Stuart Bailey to investigate his missing wife's background. Bailey discovers that the wife had been a dancer under her maiden name of Jane Breeger and had left her Oregon home town with Buster Buffin, a nightclub entertainer, who says Jane changed her name to Janie Joy and enrolled at UCLA. Buffin is killed before Bailey can question him further.
Norma Shannon shows up, looking for her sister Jane, but when Bailey shows her a photograph of the missing woman, Norma says it's not her. Bailey learns that the wife had used stolen papers from a girlfriend to enter college after she stole $40,000 from the club where she worked, owned by a man named Keller.
The detective eventually learns that Johnston had killed his wife when he had himself discovered her past, in order to avoid a scandal, and that he had hired the detective in order to frame him for the killing.
Franchot Tone as Stuart Bailey
Janet Blair as Norma Shannon
Janis Carter as Mrs. Caprillo aka Jane Breeger aka Janie Joy