Smooth As Silk

Smooth As Silk

Director: Charles Barton Cast: Kent Taylor, Virginia Grey, Jane Adams


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Charles Barton took a break from his Abbott and Costello assignments at Universal to direct the second-feature thriller Smooth as Silk. Kent Taylor plays a slick criminal lawyer adept at all sorts of sneaky legalistic tricks. Taylor's girl friend Virginia Grey jilts him for the more honest Milburn Stone. The lawyer hatches a plan to murder Stone, then to use his knowledge of the law to get off scot-free and implicate someone else for the crime. Though running a scant 65 minutes, Smooth as Silk packs a bigger wallop than some of Universal's more ambitious "A" melodramas of the same period.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/2017
UPC: 0025192181207
Original Release: 1946
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:06:00
Sales rank: 69,339

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kent Taylor Mark Fenton
Virginia Grey Paula
Jane Adams Susan
Milburn Stone John Kimble
John Litel Stephen Elliott
Danny Morton Dick Elliott
Charles Trowbridge Fletcher Holliday
Theresa Harris Louise
Harry V. Cheshire Wolcott
Bert Moorhouse Detective
Ralph Brooks Detective
W.J. O'Brien Headwaiter
Jack Frack Actor
Helen Chapman Daughter
Chester Conklin Doorman
Jack Davidson Sam
Boyd Davis Eddie
Stuart Holmes Old Friend
Joe Kirk Joe
Frank Marlowe Reporter
Regina Wallace Middle-Aged Woman
Claire Whitney Woman

Technical Credits
Charles Barton Director
Jack Bernhard Producer
Elwood Bredell Cinematographer
Robert Clatworthy Art Director
Colin Clements Original Story
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Ernest Gold Score Composer
Ted Von Hemert Set Decoration/Design
Dane Lussier Screenwriter
Jack Otterson Art Director
Florence Ryerson Original Story
Kerry Shaw Screenwriter
Ray Snyder Editor
Vera West Costumes/Costume Designer

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