Her Kind of Man

Her Kind of Man is a 1946 American crime film noir directed by Frederick De Cordova, and starring Dane Clark, Janis Paige and Zachary Scott.[1][2]

Her Kind of Man
Theatrical release poster
Directed byFrederick De Cordova
Produced byAlex Gottlieb
Screenplay byLeopold Atlas
Gordon Kahn
Story byCharles Hoffman
James V. Kern
StarringDane Clark
Janis Paige
Zachary Scott
Music byFranz Waxman
CinematographyCarl E. Guthrie
Edited byDick Richards
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • May 3, 1946 (1946-05-03) (New York)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States


A nightclub singer, Georgia King, has been seeing Steve Maddux, a gambler. After another gambler, Felix Bender, ends up dead after a dispute between them, Steve goes to Miami, where club owner Joe Marino and wife Ruby welcome him. Steve agrees to work for Joe after losing $50,000 in a crooked card game.

Newspaper columnist Don Corwin and a cop, Bill Fellows, begin looking into Bender's death. Don falls for Georgia, even though Fellows warns him that she's been keeping company with a criminal. After an encounter between Don and Steve, a thug named Candy takes it upon himself to beat up Don, putting him in the hospital.

After causing Ruby to be killed by mistake, Steve makes an enemy of Joe, and they end up shooting one another. Steve dies in Georgia's arms.



Critical response

Film critic Bosley Crowther gave the film a lukewarm review, "There are gun fights, slugging matches and gambling sessions of the usual hard-boiled sort—and, except for a certain flair in dialogue, it is just another one of those things."[3]


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