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Deception (1946)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  18 October 1946 (USA)
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A piano teacher believes that her fiancé, a cellist, was killed on the battlefield. When he returns alive, they marry, but are menaced and threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer she started dating on the rebound.

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Music teacher Christine Radcliffe thought Karel Novak to have been killed in the war. She loves him more than ever and insists they marry. At their reception her benefactor and former lover offers Karel the chance to solo his new cello concerto. Hollenius torments 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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THE STAR OF 'STOLEN LIFE' STEALS ANOTHER LIFE! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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18 October 1946 (USA)  »

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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 »

Goofs

At the end of the film, after Karel Novak has played the Hollenius Cello Concerto and is receiving an ovation, as he acknowledges the applause, his cello mysteriously appears and disappears. In the close ups as he takes his bow, he has it, but when the camera cuts to him in long shot, it is missing. See more »

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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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Original Music and Hollenius' Cello Concerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold See more »

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Hollenius' Cello Concerto
Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
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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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