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Deception (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 18 October 1946 (USA)
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... but is he planning to ruin Karel's music career and their marriage? Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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THE STAR OF 'STOLEN LIFE' STEALS ANOTHER LIFE! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Trivia

The movie lost half a million dollars; the first Bette Davis movie to lose money since she signed at Warner Brothers in 1932. See more »

Goofs

There is no blood on the evening clothes of the person who is shot, either prior to death or after falling down the stairs. See more »

Quotes

Alexander Hollenius: She tells me your some sort of a genius, if such a term can be applied to a mere performer.
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Featured in Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata)
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played at the wedding celebration
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Claude Rains Forever
18 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

If not for his work in Casablanca, Claude Rains would be little remembered today, but this Londoner was one of Hollywood's finest in the 40s. If you never see another of his films, see this one. He always dignified his character roles with native sincerity and charm, and raised the caliber of anything he touched. This is perhaps his finest film performance, and he makes everything around him look like bombast and hokum. See this, and you'll always remember Claude.


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