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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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Paula
Jerome Cowan ...
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Martin Barrow
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Det. Lt. Reynolds
Peggy Knudsen ...
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Marta Mitrovich ...
Mrs. Tanner
Douglas Kennedy ...
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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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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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Deep Night
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Good melodramatic recap of THE LETTER with Ann Sheridan at her best...
15 January 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Strange that the credits make no mention of the fact that this Warner Bros. melodrama is based on "The Letter"--instead proclaiming to be an original screenplay. The smart performances of Ann Sheridan, Lew Ayres and Zachary Scott make this a fashionable enough, updated remark with Sheridan's unfaithfulness being blamed on her loneliness during World War II.

Her character is much softer and less intense than the one Davis played and she is not quite as impressive despite Vincent Sherman's firm hand on the direction. Lew Ayres as a lawyer friend and Zachary Scott as her husband are quite effective. Marta Mitrovich is good as the wronged wife of the man Sheridan kills, but not nearly as compelling or strong in her portrayal as Gale Sondergaard was in the original film.

Steven Geray is excellent as an art dealer who owns a piece of sculpture he knows the police might be interested in. Eva Arden delivers her tart dialogue with her usual skill as a gossipy friend, very good in her final scene with Scott where she gets serious and tries to steer him into making the right decision.

A very watchable melodrama--just don't expect another triumph like "The Letter".


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