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Conflict (1945)

Not Rated | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 30 June 1945 (USA)
An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister.

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Richard Mason is slightly hurt in a car accident but pretends that his injuries are worse so that he cannot accompany his wife, Kathryn on a trip to the mountains. He does, however, kill her on a lonely mountain road. Or did he? He smells her perfume, finds her jewelry, sees an envelope addressed in her handwriting. He goes back to the scene of the crime to find ... what? Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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


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30 June 1945 (USA)  »

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Last credited role for Edwin Stanley. See more »

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Richard closes an open window in his office so he won't hear the song being played outside his window. He has been away from his office for several days at Rainbow Lake. See more »

Quotes

Kathryn Mason: Richard! I was so afraid, I thought...
[Richard approaches her]
Kathryn Mason: Why, you're walking, Richard, you're walking without help. How did you get here? Why are you here?... No, Richard, don't!
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How Sweet You Are
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Music by Arthur Schwartz
Played after Richard leaves the phone booth, talks to the operator and Dr. Hamilton, and out on the terrace
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not to be confused with The Two Mrs. Carrolls
10 January 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This movie and the above named movie were both made in 1945 (though The Two Mrs. Carrolls was released two years later), both starred Humphrey Bogart and Alexis Smith, and both had a plot involving a man who had murdered his wife. In fact, they are so similar that I had mixed the two films together in my mind. However, I recently watched both films just a few nights apart and found Conflict to be the better of the two films, though neither are great films. However, considering that an okay Bogart film of the 1940s is still very watchable, this shouldn't discourage you from seeing the film. The problem, I'm sure, for many is that both films are so against type for Bogey that you may feel turned off by his character. Plus, the plot is awfully hard to believe. BUT, if you suspend belief and just watch it for its entertainment value, this is a good film--particularly for the fine supporting performance by Sidney Greenstreet.


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