Paid in Full (1950 film)

Paid in Full

Theatrical release poster
Directed by William Dieterle
Produced by Hal B. Wallis
Screenplay by Robert Blees
Frederick M. Loomis
Charles Schnee
Starring Robert Cummings
Lizabeth Scott
Diana Lynn
Eve Arden
Ray Collins
Frank McHugh
Stanley Ridges
Music by Victor Young
Cinematography Leo Tover
Edited by Warren Low
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • February 15, 1950 (1950-02-15)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Paid in Full is a 1950 American drama film directed by William Dieterle and written by Robert Blees, Frederick M. Loomis and Charles Schnee. The film stars Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Diana Lynn, Eve Arden, Ray Collins, Frank McHugh and Stanley Ridges. The film was released on February 15, 1950, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]


Jane Langley raised her younger sister, Nancy, like a mother. Now both work with Bill Prentice, an advertising executive, Jane as a clothing designer and Nancy as a model. Jane is in love with him, but Bill prefers her sister.

Nancy becomes bored after their marriage. Bill wants a baby, so Nancy agrees, even though she and her sister both have been cautioned by family doctor Fredericks that they are predisposed to have great difficulty with childbirth. Nancy has a daughter, Deborah, but grows increasingly angry and sullen over time, treating Bill coldly.

One night after Jane and Bill begin to realize they have feelings for one another, Nancy falsely assumes they have had an affair behind her back. After an angry scene, a distraught Jane drives off recklessly and kills the child.

Time passes and Nancy obtains a divorce. Jane sees Bill and they do begin a romance, but once she is pregnant, she runs off to have the baby, putting her own life in serious jeopardy. Before she dies, Jane presents the baby to Nancy and Bill, hoping they can start over as a couple.



  1. "Paid in Full (1950) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-03-25.
  2. "Paid-in-Full - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-03-25.

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