Decoy Overview:

Decoy (1946) was a Film Noir - Crime Film directed by Jack Bernhard and produced by Jack Bernhard.

BlogHub Articles:

Decoy (1946)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 19, 2019 From 4 Star Films

THIS IS MY VERY LATE ENTRY IN THE CMBA SPRING BLOGATHON: FEMME/HOMME FATALES OF FILM NOIR!? Like any self-respecting noir, this one chooses to open in a grungy gas station bathroom with a hero (Herbert Rudley) disheveled, hobbling, and covered with grime. We can gather he’s been through hell. ... Read full article


Jean Gillie in Decoy (1946): Noir’s ultimate anti-heroine

By Carol Martinheira on Nov 16, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Jean Gillie in Decoy (1946): Noir’s ultimate anti-heroine On November 16, 2018November 16, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Detour (1945) might be the greatest of all B-noirs, but Decoy (1946) is certainly the most bizarre and when it comes to film noir, that’... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: DECOY (1946)

By Jennifer Garlen on Mar 14, 2018 From Virtual Virago

Directed by Jack Bernhard, Decoy (1946) is one of those film noir gems that lacks the glitter of a big budget and A-list stars but nonetheless shines with its own devilish light. Jean Gillie makes her penultimate screen appearance as a femme fatale so fixated on claiming a stolen fortune that she'll... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: DECOY (1946)

By Jennifer Garlen on Mar 14, 2018 From Virtual Virago

Directed by Jack Bernhard, Decoy (1946) is one of those film noir gems that lacks the glitter of a big budget and A-list stars but nonetheless shines with its own devilish light. Jean Gillie makes her penultimate screen appearance as a femme fatale so fixated on claiming a stolen fortune that she'll... Read full article


Decoy (1946)

By Carol Martinheira on Jul 4, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Decoy (1946) On July 4, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Dr Lloyd Craig (Herbert Rudley) hitchhikes his way to San Francisco in order to murder Margot Shelby (Jean Gillie). He walks into her apartment, shoots her and as?she lies dying, she narrates her story to us. In the... Read full article


See all Decoy articles

Quotes from

Frank Olins: Lay out the dough Vince. You know you'll get it back, soon as I can out of here.
Jim Vincent: No Soap Frankie. You've just been gassed. How do I know what kind of shape you in? Maybe you wouldn't be able to pull through an operation.


read more quotes from Decoy...

Facts about

Director Jack Bernhard met wife Jean Gillie in England, where he was stationed during WWII. He intended this film as a vehicle to showcase her to American audiences, but they divorced a short while later, and she did only one other film before her early death at age 33.
The following snipe was stapled and pasted on all of the printed material sent to the exhibitors that booked this film: IMPORTANT! The Motion Picture Association's Advisory Council has urgently requested that there be no mention of specific poisons in publicizing "DECOY." Please eliminate all names of poisons (such as cyanide or methylene blue) from the publicity, exploitation and advertising on this picture.
The movie was largely unavailable for viewing from 1970 to 2000, and since its rediscovery has acquired cult status.
read more facts about Decoy...
Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Also directed by Jack Bernhard




More about Jack Bernhard >>
Also released in 1946




See All 1946 films >>