A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died.

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Music teacher Christine Radcliffe thought her love Karel Novak died in the war. When he miraculously returns, she realizes she loves him more than ever and insists they marry. However, a wealthy composer, Hollenius with whom she had become involved after learning her real love had supposedly died, refuses to let her go and at her wedding reception offers Karel the chance to solo his new cello concerto and a chance at success. Hollenius ends up emotionally tormenting Christine and she shoots him. The concert is a success and Karel promises to stand by Christine. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Paul Henreid's cello-playing was dubbed by Eleanor Aller (Mrs Felix Slatkin) while she was pregnant with Frederic Zlotkin. Her father, Gregory Aller, coached Henreid in plausible bow movements. See more »

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When the three principals are first seated at their table in the French restaurant, there are many camera shots, and the waiter upturns the upside-down water glasses to fill them many, many times. Too many times for three diners. See more »

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Alexander Hollenius: [snatches his bleeding hand away from Christine Radcliffe] Like all women: white as a sheet at the sight of a couple of scratches... but calm and smiling as a hospital nurse in the presence of a mortal wound... Good night!
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Edited into Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) See more »

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Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, passages from movement #1
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Background music for the encounter between Christine and Karel after the concert rehearsal
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Well done Melodrama of that era. Fine Claude Rains fare.
18 March 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Since I'm collecting Claude Rains films I recently bought this video, "Deception," and viewed it today. I'd consider it one of Rains' best acting performances - so suave, always a 'bon mot' at the right moment. One can see he thoroughly enjoyed the role he's called upon to play, executing it with a flamboyant style all his own. In particular the occasion of ordering dinner where he becomes so absorbed in the endless delicate details, he undoubtedly steals the scene with finesse. Who can top that 'tour de force'? It's a delight and one more reason to treasure this film. Also, I've grown to appreciate Bette Davis movies as I got older and feel she gives a heart-rending performance that is thoughtful and, thank goodness, not so overwrought. Yes I agree the sound track of the music is at times shaky but perhaps that can be improved upon some day. Paul Henreid provides a creditable rendering of his role as the love interest and suspicious husband but in my opinion he cannot keep up with the other two dynamic actors. And forget about uncompromising unkind critics; after all, Jan Sibelius once said, "Who ever built a monument to a critic?" Do see this one, it's excellent entertainment!


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