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A fatally shot female gangleader recounts her sordid life of crime to a police officer just before she dies.

  1. Jack Bernhard


  2. Nedrick Young


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  1. Jean Gillie

    Jean Gillie

    Margot Shelby

  2. Edward Norris

    Edward Norris

    Jim Vincent

  3. Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong

    Frank Olins

  4. Herbert Rudley

    Herbert Rudley

    Dr. Craig

  5. Sheldon Leonard

    Sheldon Leonard

    Sergeant Joe Portugal

  6. Marjorie Woodworth

    Marjorie Woodworth


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 16m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 14, 1946



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Can you come down to my level?

Decoy is directed by Jack Bernhard and adapted to screenplay by Nedrick Young from a story written by Stanley Rubin. It stars Jean Gillie, Robert Armstrong, Herbert Rudley, Sheldon Leonard and Edward Norris. Music is by Edward J. Kay and cinematography by L. William O’Connell.

Margot Shelby (Gillie) is dying on the sofa, a “victim” of a gunshot wound. Sgt. Jo Portugal (Leonard) leans in to hear the story of how she came to be in this situation…

Manic, delirious, bonkers, nasty, Decoy is all of those things, and more, wonderfully so. Running at under 80... read the rest.

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