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The Arnelo Affair (1947)

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Anne Parkson feels neglected by her lawyer-husband Ted, so she falls in love with night-club owner Tony Arnello, a shady character who is a client of her husband's. This being a MGM picture... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Hodiak ...
Tony Arnelo
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Theodore 'Ted' Parkson
Frances Gifford ...
Anne Parkson
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Ricky Parkson
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Vivian Delwyn
Warner Anderson ...
Det. Sam Leonard
Lowell Gilmore ...
Dr. Avery Border
Archie Twitchell ...
Roger Alison (as Michael Branden)
Ruth Brady ...
Ruby Dandridge ...
Maybelle - Parkson's Maid
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Claire Lorrison
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McKingby (scenes deleted)
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Anne Parkson feels neglected by her lawyer-husband Ted, so she falls in love with night-club owner Tony Arnello, a shady character who is a client of her husband's. This being a MGM picture and MGM known to strive for General Audience ratings and avoid the dreaded Adult Audience tag, any affair that takes place is barely implied. Tony, a no-goodnik, kills Claire Lorrison, but Anne's compact is found near the body. Arnello threatens her with exposure unless she keeps quiet, as she is the only one who knows he is guilty. This being an Arch Oboler film, it is also filled with lots of "stream of consciousness" techniques in which the audience is able to share the thoughts of the central character. Oboler is highly praised in some quarters for bringing this from his radio programs where, of course, it was needed to let the radio audience know what was going on. In films, it comes off as just somebody talking to themselves. Gifford talks to herself a lot in this one, mainly about whether to... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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It was just a "flirtation" until it became an "affair"!


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13 February 1947 (USA)  »

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The Arnelo Affair  »

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Great Classic
19 September 2003 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

This was in my opinion an excellent classic... Pretty suspenseful and definitely entertaining.... Of course, what they considered an "affair" was definitely not an affair in the sense these days... I hope this classic appears on Video or DVD in the future


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