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After a wild night, wealthy Michael Reston's adulterous wife Charleen comes home with her ripe young body barely concealed by a dress in rags; murder results. Top defense lawyer J.G. Blane, whose own marriage exists in name only, arrives in Desert View, Nevada to find the townsfolk and politically powerful Sheriff Hoak distinctly hostile to the Restons. In due course, Blane discovers he's been "taken for a ride," and that quiet desert communities can be deadly...

  1. Jack Arnold


  2. George Zuckerman


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  1. Jeff Chandler

    Jeff Chandler

    James Gordon Blane

  2. Jeanne Crain

    Jeanne Crain

    Diane Blane

  3. Jack Carson

    Jack Carson

    Sheriff Nick Hoak

  4. Gail Russell

    Gail Russell

    Carol Morrow

  5. Elaine Stewart

    Elaine Stewart

    Charleen Reston

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The Tattered Dress
The Tattered Dress


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Status Released

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  • March 14, 1957


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

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