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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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Martin Barrow
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Det. Lt. Reynolds
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Claire
Marta Mitrovich ...
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Claire Meade ...
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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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When Eve Arden tells Anne Sheridan that "Every morning you open up the paper, there's another body in a weed-covered lot," she is referring to the infamous Black Dahlia case that horrified LA earlier that year. See more »

Quotes

Paula: [to Chris] Isn't that Joan stupid? Poor dear, she's just not smart enough to be an idiot. Don't bother to show me out. I know the way. I always look for the exits in case of a raid.
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Version of The Letter (1940) See more »

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Deep Night
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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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