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The Unfaithful (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 5 June 1947 (USA)
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 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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Version of The Letter (1940) See more »

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A pleasant surprise
19 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I began watching this film out of curiosity. Having seen "The Letter" I just wanted to see how this one stacked up. But other than in general terms there is little else to compare them. Frankly the first half was somewhat predictable, a soap opera that telegraphed the outcome. But when it hit its stride, boy what a surprise! Without giving away any details this film is worth watching simply for the honest and straightforward way it deals with the complications of married life, especially when a couple is separated over a long period. There is plenty of good advice here especially considering the times we live in, what with all the servicemen returning home to find that their wives and sweethearts were real people with real problems.

But there was more to it that just that. Perhaps a lawyer might object, but to me even the brief courtroom scene was believable. And the issues were very real. The film did not take the easy way out and reduce itself to an indictment of infidelity. Instead it examined and revealed the motives of the principal characters and none of them came out all good or all evil but a mixture, hence human.

If one subscribes to the belief that cinema reflects life then this film is an important revelation of post WWII society and the surprise is that it wasn't all that different from today.


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