The Come On

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The Come On
The Come On - movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Russell Birdwell
Produced by Lindsley Parsons
John H. Burrows
Written by Whitman Chambers
Warren Douglas
Story by Whitman Chambers (novel)
Starring Anne Baxter
Sterling Hayden
Music by Paul Dunlap
Cinematography Ernest Haller
Edited by Maurice Wright
Distributed by Allied Artists Pictures
Release dates
  • April 15, 1956 (1956-04-15) (United States)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Come On is a 1956 American film noir directed by Russell Birdwell, starring Anne Baxter and Sterling Hayden.[1]


While fishing on a Mexican beach Dave Arnold (Hayden) meets beautiful Rita Kendrick (Baxter) and they are immediately drawn to each other. Rita begs Arnold to murder her abusing husband (Hoyt) but he refuses. Upon learning that he has been cuckolded, Harley Kendrick fakes his own death in the hopes of framing Rita for the murder. A sleazy detective (White) clears Rita's name officially, but then he begins blackmailing her with the affair she has been having. She stops that game by murdering him. Later she is shocked to discover that her husband is still alive. Finally, the love triangle meets upon the beach where Rita shoots her husband. As he dies he shoots her back. Rita dies in Dave's arms.


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