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The Madonna's Secret (1946)

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The sister of a murdered model poses for the same artist to try to catch her killer.


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Cast overview:
James Harlan Corbin
Gail Patrick ...
Ella Randolph
Edward Ashley ...
John Earl
Linda Stirling ...
Helen North
Police Lt. Roberts
Leona Roberts ...
Mrs. Corbin
Michael St. Angel ...
Hunt Mason (as Michael Hawks)
Clifford Brooke ...
Mr. Hadley
Pierre Watkin ...
District Attorney
The Riverman
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The sister of a murdered model poses for the same artist to try to catch her killer.

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16 February 1946 (USA)  »

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Ciúme Fatal  »

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Actors Much Better Than Material
16 August 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Madonna's Secret (1946)

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Artist James Corbin (Francis Lederer) has his latest model murdered and it strikes one man (Edward Ashley) strange that a previous model died the same way. The second victim's sister (Ann Rutherford) decides to go undercover as a model to try and prove that the artist is the murderer. THE MADONNA'S SECRET features some good performances and nice cinematography but that's about it as the story itself is rather tiresome and director Wilhelm Thiele just doesn't add too much suspense to the material. In fact, I'd say that the entire film has a very weak energy level that really keeps the viewer from getting too caught up in the material. The screenplay itself really doesn't have too much going for it as there are way too many long dialogue sequences that just go no where and end up hurting the film more than helping. As I said, the performances are actually pretty good and they help keep the film moving. Lederer was very believable as the troubled artist and I really liked how the actor could make you not trust him one second but then change your mind the next. Ashley makes for an entertaining good guy and Rutherford gets to shine in a role away from Andy Hardy. John Litel is good as the main cop on the case and Leona Roberts is also good as the artist's mother. I will admit that the final twist in the story is a good one and something that I didn't see coming.

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