The Damned Don't Cry

The Damned Don't Cry

Joan Crawford
Director: Vincent Sherman Cast: Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
, David Brian
David Brian
, Steve Cochran
Steve Cochran
Vincent Sherman




A woman's desire to rise above her drab lower middle-class life take her down the road to destruction in this gripping crime melodrama. The story opens as she cowers insider her old home, fearing the inevitable arrival of the murderous gangsters pursuing her. Her tragic tale unfolds via flashback. It all began when she became frustrated by her humble life in a squalid factory town. She was married to a laborer and lived with her parents. Soon after her child accidentally dies, the distraught woman abandons her old life to take a job where she meets an exceptional, but dull as dishwater accountant. He is a bit spineless and so allows the woman to convince him to get involved with a powerful gangster. Though she had promised to marry the accountant, she reneges and becomes the illicit moll of the married gangster. Wanting her to be a bit more elegant so he can pass her off as a Texas heiress to his west-coast rival, the gangster hires an impoverished socialite to teach her social graces. Soon she appears as an elegant, cultured woman. Still, despite her sophisticated exterior, she is conniving and ruthless inside and tries to double-cross both her new lover and his rival. Eventually the two crime lords meet in a bloody confrontation that leaves one mobster dead. Her lover is about to shoot her but the accountant (who still loves her) intervenes and she escapes back to her home town. She waits there through the night and the next morning goes outside and finds her gangster lover waiting to get his revenge.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/10/2018
UPC: 0888574644000
Original Release: 1950
Source: Warner Archives

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Ethel Whitehead
David Brian George Castleman
Steve Cochran Nick Prenta
Kent Smith Martin Blackford
Hugh Sanders Grady
Selena Royle Patricia Longworth
Jacqueline De Wit Sandra
Morris Ankrum Mr. Whitehead
Edith Evanson Mrs. Castleman
Richard Egan Roy
Jimmy Moss Tommy
Sara Perry Mrs. Whitehead
Eddie Marr Walter Talbot
Tristram Coffin Maitre d'Hotel
Dabbs Greer Actor
Lyle Latell Trooper
Rory Mallinson Johnny Enders
John Maxwell Doctor
Paul McGuire Reporter
Ned Glass Taxi Driver
Strother Martin Springboard diver

Technical Credits
Vincent Sherman Director
Daniele Amfitheatrof Score Composer
Rudi Fehr Editor
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Ray Heindorf Musical Direction/Supervision
William L. Kuehl Set Decoration/Design
Otis Malcolm Makeup
Ted D. McCord Cinematographer
Harold Medford Screenwriter
Sheila O'Brien Costumes/Costume Designer
C.A. Riggs Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Wald Producer
Gertrude Walker Original Story
Jerome Weidman Screenwriter
Perc Westmore Makeup

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