Born to Be Bad

Synopsis: Christabel fools everyone with her sweet exterior including her cousin Donna and Donna's wealthy fiancée Curtis. The only one who sees through her facade is Nick, a rugged writer who loves her anyway. Christabel also loves Nick, but she loves Curtis' money more. After convincing Curtis that Donna is only interested in him for his money, she tricks Curtis into marrying her. Of course, she still dallies with Nick on the side.
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
Director(s): Nicholas Ray
Production: Odeon Entertainment
94 min

I suppose

i should have phoned


of just dropping in.

You'll love


I'm happy to do it.

Christabel's uncle has

always been wonderful to me.

I hope this repays him a little, at least.

I'm going to miss

working for him.

If it would make it

simpler for you,

christabel doesn't have to come tomorrow

- maybe later in the week.

Her uncle says her business

school starts monday.

I don't know why my brother insists upon

christabel going to business school...

if she's going to work in his

office, it seems so unnecessary.

If she eventually

gets my job,

it will be helpful.

Excuse me.



miss foster.

Come on up, kenneth, and leave

the door open, will you, please?

I wish we had time

to sit down

and have a nice talk,

miss caine.

Well, it's so late, and

you have so much to do.

You've been most kind, and i'm sure

christabel will be very happy here.

I do wish i could keep her with me,

but there aren't many opportunities

in santa flora for an

attractive young girl,

and christabel

is so-so alive.

Don't miss her


Would you put all that

in the kitchen, please?

Yes, miss foster.

I'm so sorry i'm rushed like this, but

the one day i decide to give a party...

everything has to happen

at the office.



Well, come on up, and leave the door open.



Ha ha ha!

I'll go now.

Please wait. I'll

walk down with you.


Hello, margaret.

Don't bother.

I'll be all right.

But l-no, margaret!

The party's

after the play.


Well, you can come back

with us in curtis' car.



Good evening.

Gobby, put those things

in the kitchen.

Who was the gypsy?

Yes. Yes.

Who are you

talking to?


Margaret? Let me say

hello to margaret.

Gobby wants to say

hello to you.

Hello, margaret.

Hello, gobby.

Oh, gobby.

Thank you

very much.

Gobby, there are a million

things we have to do.

We? Who is

the hired help

you were

just talking to?

They work for curtis. They

brought some things over.

Instead of moving

his house over here,

why don't you wait until

you're mrs. Curtis carey?

Then think up

the party,

and somebody else can do

the work and pay the bills.

How much

do i owe you?

$14.71, including

old age pension,

unemployment insurance,

and withholding tax.

Oh, gobby-

you want this stuff

in the icebox?

Please. I forgot soda. Order

it for me, will you, gobby?


or bicarbonate?

Whose picture did you

bring this time?

That's the one i did

for mrs. Herkimer.

They are going to be

here tonight, aren't they?

Why do you keep using my

apartment for your gallery?

Why don't you use your

own place, or better yet-

no temper, please.

Be careful

what you say.


i'm only helping you

because you're

going to be rich.

Hello. I want

some soda water.

Hello. I'm

christabel caine.

But you're not coming

until tomorrow.

I'm not?

I mean, you're not

expected until tomorrow.

But aunt clara

couldn't have-

she couldn't have

made such a mistake.

When uncle john came

up to santa flora,

he talked about a party or something,

and i understood from aunt clara

i was to come the day after.

The party was

last night, so-

but the party

is tonight.


Your aunt clara

was just here.

Oh, i didn't


It must have been-

oh, i'm so sorry.

Think i ought to put

a price tag on it,

or would that be

too obvious?

Christabel, this is

gabriel broome.

This is christabel-

john caine's niece.

How would you like to have

your portrait painted?

You want

to paint me?

I'll paint anyone

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