Why Girls Leave Home (1945)

In this crime drama a young woman leaves her unhappy life at home to become a sophisticated night club singer. Her first job is nearly fatal when she entangles herself with the mobsters who own the joint and learns too much about their operation. Her boss decides to kill her and make it look like suicide. An intrepid reporter disbelieves the report and exposes the truth to the public.

Director: William Berke.
Stars: Lola Lane, Sheldon Leonard, Pamela Blake, Elisha Cook Jr., Paul Guilfoyle, Constance Worth, Claudia Drake, Virginia Brissac, Thomas E. Jackson, Evelyn Eaton, Peggy Lou Bianco, Fred Kohler Jr., Walter Baldwin, Robert Emmett Keane.

NOMINATED for an Academy Award for Best Original Score (Walter Greene).
NOMINATED for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “The Cat and the Canary”. 

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One Comment

  1. Steve Burstein
    December 14, 2018
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    Producer Sam Sax also produced Warner Vitaphone shorts in the 30s.

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