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Wives Under Suspicion (1938)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 3 June 1938 (USA)
A prosecutor trying a case where a husband shot his adulterous wife begins to suspect that his own wife is having an affair, and starts to have his own thoughts about killing her.

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District Attorney Stowell
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Lucy Stowell
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A prosecutor trying a case where a husband shot his adulterous wife begins to suspect that his own wife is having an affair, and starts to have his own thoughts about killing her.

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A Razão Porque Matou  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Ladislas Fodor's play opened in Vienna, Austria, during September 1932. See more »

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Lucy Stowell: [In reference to dimwitted black cook Creola] At least she can cook, which is more than you can say for most of them.
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Featured in The Movie Orgy (1968) See more »

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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Wives Under Suspicion (1938)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A tough as nails D.A. (William Warren) is seeking the death penalty on a man charged with killing his wife after catching her cheating. The D.A. refuses to see any other side of the story under he begins to think his own wife is cheating. This is the first non-horror film from director James Whale that I've seen and while it isn't too bad I'm certainly thankful he stayed in the horror genre. Warren gives a good performance but the story is rather flat and way too overly dramatic to be too interesting. This was a remake of the 1933 film THE KISS BEFORE THE MIRROR, also directed by Whale.


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