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Repeat Performance (1947)

 -  Crime | Drama | Fantasy  -  22 May 1947 (USA)
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Sheila kills her husband at the start of the film with a smoking gun. We don't know how or why. All we know is men are banging on her door and she escapes. Great dialogue as she makes her ... See full summary »

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Sheila kills her husband at the start of the film with a smoking gun. We don't know how or why. All we know is men are banging on her door and she escapes. Great dialogue as she makes her way to a New Years celebration with Richard Basehart as the poet William William. As she goes up the stairs to John Friday's apartment (her producer) she wishes she could relive the year and undo what she has done. William William, in an offhand remark, states he wishes he was the one who shot Barney, her erstwhile husband. Great film as we see that Destiny is not too happy with making changes to her plans. Film is suspenseful, at times corny. Written by Jim Mourgos

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Memorable but forgotten film noir
8 October 2000 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

REPEAT PERFORMANCE remains one of the most haunting of film noir set in a most unusual "noir-ish" setting - the Broadway theater. It is distinguished by a superb cast, all the more wondrous considering that it was made by Eagle Lion. But its most extraordinary gift is JOAN LESLIE. This gifted actress had been semi-blackballed since she had left Warners, and, in this stylish yarn, she emerged as an adult actress of skill and depth. The opening scene is pure Hitchcockian...and as brilliant as ROPE. Richard Basehart blisters the screen in his debut. This film should be restored and cherished. Alfred Werker's direction should be recognized... and Ms. Leslie should be thanked.


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