Claire Trevor's Helen is just one of many very bad people in Robert Wise's hard-boiled and unrelenting Born to Kill. Much like Gloria Grahame in Human Desire (the subject of last week's Femme Fatale Friday post), Trevor doesn't start out with any indication of being a Femme Fatale, but it is a man - Lawrence Tierney - that brings it out in her. It is a match that won't end well for either of them.
|Claire Trevor and Lawrence Tierney play two very rotten eggs|
|When Tierney gets mad, he kills|
|Lawrence Tierney spies Claire Trevor at a craps table|
|Lawrence Tierney is a brute force in 'Born to Kill'|
|Tierney wears a plain suit to his wedding while Trevor wears a crown|
|Trevor isn't above paying off a detective to obstruct justice, and he isn't above asking for more money to do so|
|Lawrence Tierney with 'friend' Elisha Cook|