The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)

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Story of Evelyn Nesbit, the cabaret star, and the murder of her lover by her husband.

The following statement regarding the story appears after the opening credits: 'In 1906, the Thaw-White murder case rocked America. Because it involved a man of great consequence, another of great wealth, and a girl of extraordinary beauty, it remains unique in the annals of crime... What follows is taken from the actual reports of the trial, and from personal interviews with Evelyn Nesbit.'

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