I’ve always liked the songs that Lizabeth Scott sang ( courtesy of fine dubber,Trudy Stevens).
In I WALK ALONE (‘Don’t Call it Love’);
In DEAD RECKONING (‘Either it’s Love or It Isn’t ‘)
And especially DARK CITY which is one of my top Noirs.
Knowing the Dark City songs well, I immediately recognised ‘I Don’t Want To Walk Without You’ when I recently heard it on the radio ( not the film version.)
If you know the tune, sing along!
The song was written by Jule Styne and Frank Loesser in 1941 and first performed by Betty Jane Rhodes in Paramount’s SWEATER GIRL (1942). Betty’s version can be heard on You Tube.
Like all the best dubbers, Trudy Stevens matches her vocal tones to Lizabeth Scott’s breathy sound, and you believe it is Lizabeth singing.
On a separate note but still Lizabeth Scott related , her best ever Noir, TOO LATE FOR TEARS has been restored and is out on DVD/Blu Ray in the U.K. on June 13th ( a month after the U.S. release).
A big thank you to the Film Noir Foundation and UCLA Film and Television Archive for the restoration . (They have also done the same for Ann Sheridan’s WOMAN ON THE RUN which comes out on DVD/Blu Ray at the same time.)
But what a difference in the DVD covers. I know which one I prefer.
American DVD cover:
Dont trust her,Dan. This is Lizabeth at her femme fatalist!
She wants to keep the load of money that virtually fell into their lap ( or their car). Her husband knows it is wrong . Guess who wins!