Deadly Duo (1962)

70 mins | Melodrama | January 1962

Director:

Reginald LeBorg

Writer:

Owen Harris

Producer:

Robert E. Kent

Cinematographer:

Gordon Avil

Editor:

Kenneth Crane

Production Company:

Harvard Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The 11 Jul 1961 DV announced the start of principal photography the following day. Filming may have taken place at Samuel Goldwyn Studios in West Hollywood, CA, as was the case with another Harvard Films production, The Clown and the Kid (1961, see entry), also scheduled to begin that week.
       Box office reports in the 24 Jan 1962 Var indicated a 17 Jan 1962 debut in Portland, OR. The Los Angeles, CA, opening followed on 18 Apr 1962. A review in the 26 Jan 1962 DV described the plot as formulaic, and the climax as ... More Less

The 11 Jul 1961 DV announced the start of principal photography the following day. Filming may have taken place at Samuel Goldwyn Studios in West Hollywood, CA, as was the case with another Harvard Films production, The Clown and the Kid (1961, see entry), also scheduled to begin that week.
       Box office reports in the 24 Jan 1962 Var indicated a 17 Jan 1962 debut in Portland, OR. The Los Angeles, CA, opening followed on 18 Apr 1962. A review in the 26 Jan 1962 DV described the plot as formulaic, and the climax as “ludicrous.”
More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
30 Jun 1961
p. 10.
Daily Variety
11 Jul 1961
p. 4.
Daily Variety
26 Jan 1962
p. 3.
Daily Variety
24 Apr 1962
p. 3.
Variety
24 Jan 1962
p. 18.
Variety
27 Feb 1963
p. 9.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
MUSIC
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Deadly Duo by Richard Jessup (New York, 1960).
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1962
Premiere Information:
Portland, OR, opening: 17 January 1962
Los Angeles opening: 18 April 1962
Production Date:
began 12 July 1961
Copyright Claimant:
Harvard Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 January 1962
Copyright Number:
LP21185
Duration(in mins):
70
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Playboy Robbie Spence is killed in a racing car crash, and Leonora, his wealthy mother, hires attorney Preston Morgan to help her gain custody of her grandson from Robbie's wife, Sabena. Sabena refuses to part with the child, even when offered $500,000; but Sabena's twin sister, Dara, plots with husband Jay Flagg to get the money for themselves. Pretending to be Sabena, Dara signs the necessary papers giving custody of the boy to his grandmother and then arranges for her sister to have an accident on a narrow cliff road. A mechanic spots Flagg tampering with Sabena's car, however, and alerts the police. Dara and Flagg are arrested; Leonora sees the error of her ways and invites Sabena and the child to live with her; and Preston finds romance with Sabena and becomes a partner in a large law ... +


Playboy Robbie Spence is killed in a racing car crash, and Leonora, his wealthy mother, hires attorney Preston Morgan to help her gain custody of her grandson from Robbie's wife, Sabena. Sabena refuses to part with the child, even when offered $500,000; but Sabena's twin sister, Dara, plots with husband Jay Flagg to get the money for themselves. Pretending to be Sabena, Dara signs the necessary papers giving custody of the boy to his grandmother and then arranges for her sister to have an accident on a narrow cliff road. A mechanic spots Flagg tampering with Sabena's car, however, and alerts the police. Dara and Flagg are arrested; Leonora sees the error of her ways and invites Sabena and the child to live with her; and Preston finds romance with Sabena and becomes a partner in a large law firm. +

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