Larceny (1948 film)

Larceny is a 1948 American film noir crime film directed by George Sherman starring John Payne, Joan Caulfield, Dan Duryea and Shelley Winters.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

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Directed byGeorge Sherman
Produced byLeonard Goldstein
Screenplay byWilliam Bowers
Louis Morheim
Herbert H. Margolis
Based onLois Eby
John Fleming (novel The Velvet Fleece)
StarringJohn Payne
Joan Caulfield
Dan Duryea
Shelley Winters
Music byLeith Stevens
CinematographyIrving Glassberg
Edited byFrank Gross
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • September 3, 1948 (1948-09-03) (United States)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States


Con man Rick Maxon (Payne) tries to swindle war widow Deborah (Caulfied) into giving up her savings for a nonexistent memorial. When Rick falls in love with Deborah he has pangs of remorse. But he reckons without enamored moll Tory (Winters) and his gang boss Randall (Duryea).



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