Release dateDecember 9, 1953 (1953-12-09) (United States) WriterClarence Greene (written for the screen by), Russell Rouse (written for the screen by) ScreenplayRussell Rouse, Clarence Greene CastBeverly Michaels (Billie Nash), Richard Egan (Matt Bannister), Percy Helton (Charlie Borg), Evelyn Scott (Dora Bannister), Robert Osterloh (Larry Lowry), William 'Bill' Phillips (Gus) Similar moviesThe Big Sleep, Detour, Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, The Night of the Hunter, The Sniper
TaglineTHE STORY NO ONE DARED TO TELL - UNTIL NOW !
Wicked Woman is a 1953 American low-budget film noir film starring Beverly Michaels. The film co-starred Richard Egan, Percy Helton, and Evelyn Scott, was directed by Russell Rouse, and written by Rouse and Clarence Greene.
A blonde floozy (Beverly Michaels) 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 he comes up with a plan of his own.
Beverly Michaels as Billie Nash
Richard Egan as Matt Bannister
Percy Helton as Charlie Borg
Evelyn Scott as Dora Bannister
Robert Osterloh as Larry Lowry
Frank Ferguson as Bill Porter
The New York Times called it a "misguided little melodrama" that "manages to squander some persuasively realistic upholstery".