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The Unfaithful (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 July 1947 (USA)
A Los Angeles socialite kills a man while home alone one night and claims he was an intruder she did not know. It seems like a clear case of self defense until the story hits the papers and people connected to the dead man come forward.

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Bob Hunter
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Paula
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Martin Barrow
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Det. Lieut. Reynolds
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Claire
Marta Mitrovich ...
Mrs. Tanner
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Claire Meade ...
Martha
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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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The $10,000 Barrow asks for the bust of Chris would equate to $113,400 in 2017. See more »

Quotes

Paula: [referring to Bob's time away from his wife while in the army] Two and a half years is a long time.
Bob Hunter: I managed it.
Paula: In the South Pacific. Try it on Wilshire Boulevard.
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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Deep Night
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Music by Charles Henderson
Heard in the restaurant
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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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