Conflict (1945)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller  |  15 June 1945 (USA)
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An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister.



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Complete credited cast:
Dr. Mark Hamilton
Kathryn Mason
Charles Drake ...
Prof. Norman Holsworth
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Patrick O'Moore ...
Det. Lt. Egan (as Pat O'Moore)
Ann Shoemaker ...
Nora Grant
Edwin Stanley ...
Phillips (as Ed Stanley)


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SUSPENSE...SUSPICION...MAN-WOMAN DESIRES! (original print ad - all caps)


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Release Date:

15 June 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Pentacle  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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a little "Gaslight," a little "Two Mrs. Carrolls," a whole lotta Bogie
11 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an obvious though very entertaining film with a cast that includes the radiant Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet, and of course, the star, Humphrey Bogart at his sinister best. He plays an unhappily married man who is in love with his wife's sister (Smith). Greenstreet is a friend of the family.

Considering the circumstances of his death, it's always disturbing to see Humphrey Bogart with cigarettes, and if he's not smoking in this, he's lining them up in his cigarette case.

Mystery loving audiences will pick up the all-important clue immediately. Whether you do or don't, it's hard not to enjoy the most standard of films with a cast like this. As an added kick, the film has a psychological feature to it, which started to become all the rage toward the end of WWII.

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