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The Unfaithful (1947)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  5 June 1947 (USA)
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Chris Hunter kills an intruder and tells her husband and lawyer it was an act of self-defense. It's later revealed that he was actually her lover and she had posed for an incriminating ... See full summary »

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Chris Hunter
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Bob Hunter
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Paula
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Martin Barrow
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Det. Lt. Reynolds
Peggy Knudsen ...
Claire
Marta Mitrovich ...
Mrs. Tanner
Douglas Kennedy ...
Roger
Claire Meade ...
Martha
Frances Morris ...
Agnes
Jane Harker ...
Joan
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Chris Hunter kills an intruder and tells her husband and lawyer it was an act of self-defense. It's later revealed that he was actually her lover and she had posed for an incriminating statue he created. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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It's So Easy To Cry 'SHAME'!


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The original Broadway production of "The Letter" (and adapted for this film) by W. Somerset Maugham opened at the Morosco Theater on September 26, 1927 and ran for 104 performances. See more »

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Deep Night
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unfaithfulness uncovered
4 August 2011 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

The unfaithfulness referred to in the title reveals itself with a fair amount of intrigue as the film rolls on. However, by the end it has been sanitized to fit into the supposed audience expectations of the day. The story moves along fairly well with the details coming out after wife Ann Sheridan kills an intruder who had forced his way into her upper middle class home she shares with real estate developer and WW2 vet husband played by Zachary Scott. Who the intruder actually was and other aspects get doled out leading to a trial with aggressive DA played by over the top but interesting Jerome Cowan facing off against family friend and high class divorce lawyer Lew Ayres. Ayres has significant screen time and makes for an interesting 1940's LA divorce lawyer. The best scene goes out of the studio and on location in LA as the intruder's wife reads about her husband's death in the paper while she's taking a trolly down a steep street somewhere in 1940's LA. The intruder turns out to have been an interesting guy and it's good that the film can weave his story into the plot so well.


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