The Pretender

The Pretender

The Pretender is a 1947 crime drama film noir directed by W. Lee Wilder starring Albert Dekker, Catherine Craig, Charles Drake and Alan Carney.


The story tells of Kenneth Holden (Dekker), a crooked investment businessman who embezzles a large sum of money from an estate. He hopes to cover his crime by marrying the estate's heiress Claire Worthington (Craig).

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    director W. Lee Wilder
    editor Asa Boyd Clark John F. Link Sr.
    genre crime drama thriller
    keywords engage kill
    musicBy Paul Dessau
    producer W. Lee Wilder
    productionCompany W. Lee Wilder Productions
    publisher Republic Pictures
    theme film noir