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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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Complete credited cast:
Larry Hannaford
Zachary Scott ...
Bob Hunter
Jerome Cowan ...
Prosecuting Attorney
Steven Geray ...
Martin Barrow
Det. Lt. Reynolds
Peggy Knudsen ...
Marta Mitrovich ...
Mrs. Tanner
Douglas Kennedy ...
Claire Meade ...
Frances Morris ...
Jane Harker ...


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 <>

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5 June 1947 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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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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Music by Charles Henderson
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Loose remake of "The Letter" loses something in update
4 December 2000 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

The 1940 William Wyler/Bette Davis, based on a Somerset Maugham story, is a top-notch romantic thriller (a 1929 version starring legendary Jeanne Eagles is apparently even more sizzling). So a 1947 remake set not in the rain-forest plantations of the British Empire East of Suez but in postwar Los Angeles - building boom and all -- seems a stretch. It is, but it's not a bad movie, once you accept wholesome and throaty Ann Sheridan as the fallen woman (in this version she's not quite the cold-blooded killer of the earlier versions). Instead of a letter, we have a bust of Sheridan sculpted by the dead artist who became her R&R while hubby Zachary Scott was overseas fighting the good fight. The story is well-told and helds interest most of the way through, until it melts down into a routine marital crisis (quite a world apart from the vengeance by an Asiatic Gale Sondergaard in the 1940 telling). The most memorable performance here comes from Eve Arden, as the tart-tongued in-law Paula.

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