Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1942
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Pat in Act of Violence 1948
Character Is A Prostitute
In the film “Act of Violence,” Van Heflin plays Frank Enley. He has abandoned his family to go on the run from his former friend Joe Parkson, who is determined avenge a wrong by killing Frank. Mary Astor plays a past her prime hooker named Pat, whom Frank meets in a bar. She helps him find a hit man to get rid of Joe. Does Frank succeed in getting to Joe first? Or does Joe get to Frank first?
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