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Undercurrent (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 28 November 1946 (USA)
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Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her.

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Justice Putnam
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Henry Gilson
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Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her.

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MGM originally told actress Laraine Day that if she played the female lead in Keep Your Powder Dry (1945) that they would reward her with the female lead in Undercurrent (1946). Although she kept her part of the bargain and appeared in that production, MGM failed to fulfill their promise and gave the lead to Katharine Hepburn. Laraine Day responded to this by asking and receiving a release from her MGM contract in 1946. See more »

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Jayne Meadows tells Katherine Hepburn that Michael (Robert Mitchum) is not handsome. How can she say such a thing about one of the sexiest and handsomest leading men Hollywood has ever produced? Ridiculous! What were the editors thinking? See more »

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Lucy: Roses don't show respect. Roses show intentions.
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Better the second time
5 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw undercurrent, I was as disturbed as everyone else by the soporific pacing.

Having just seen it for the second time, I have to say that there is much detail to enjoy. As in most Minnelli pictures, I enjoyed the awkward party scenes, in which elegant extras enjoy themselves while the principals cringe.

Katharine Hepburn is in her "insecure" mode, like in Summertime, and she is very good. The role would have been more natural for, say, Jeanne Crain.

Most enjoyable is Jayne Meadows, as a cold fish you can't quite figure out. She is incredibly beautiful in the ladies'lounge scene. Both her scenes with Hepbburn crackle with 1940s psychological intensity.


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