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5 Ratings

Allotment Wives

Directed by William Nigh
United States, 1945
Film noir


Former newspaperman Pete Martin, now with military intelligence, goes undercover to investigate women who have been committing fraud by entering into multiple marriages with U.S. military personnel in order to claim their spousal pay allotments.

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Allotment Wives Directed by William Nigh

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  • Irma Vep's rating of the film Allotment Wives

    This is basically a gangster movie where all of the important players are women & the driving emotional connections are between female colleagues and family members. Kay Francis (who produced) plays the head honcho!!! This & Wife Wanted make me so sad that Kay's career fizzled by the mid-40s, she is SO WONDERFUL & was born to drift through noir Los Angeles.

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