Actors and Sin (1952)

Director
Lee Garmes; Ben Hecht

Main cast
Edward G. Robinson; Eddie Albert; Marsha Hunt; Alan Reed; Dan O'Herlihy

Genres
Comedy, Drama

Description
Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger star than he is; the second is about a literary agent whose newest client--a nine-year-old boy--is the author of a borderline pornographic book.


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