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The Unsuspected (1947)

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The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Caulfield ...
Matilda Frazier
...
Victor Grandison
Audrey Totter ...
Althea Keane
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Jane Moynihan
Hurd Hatfield ...
Oliver Keane
Ted North ...
Steven Francis Howard (as Michael North)
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Richard Donovan
...
Max
Jack Lambert ...
Mr. Press
Ray Walker ...
Donovan's Assistant
Nana Bryant ...
Mrs. White
Walter Baldwin ...
Judge Maynard - Justice of the Peace
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Horvath ...
Cab Driver (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

A girl has been murdered. A woman cannot remember a man who claims to be her husband. Her uncle hosts a radio murder mystery show called "The Unsuspected". Who killed the girl? Why? And who is this mystery husband? Written by erasmus

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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YOU CAN'T FORSEE IT! YOU CAN'T FORGET IT!


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Release Date:

3 October 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sem Sombra de Suspeita  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Composer Max Steiner recycles one of his themes from "The Maltese Falcon" in the soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

During Oliver Keane's accident scene, he is seen driving a grey car at first, but when he skids off the road and tumbles down the hill, it is suddenly black. See more »

Quotes

Jane Moynihan: After slaving all day over a hot typewriter, there's nothing I like better than a swan dive into a bottle of bourbon.
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Crazy Credits

Opening title and credits are typed in a bound manuscript, and we see someone's gloved hands flipping the pages. See more »

Connections

References The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got Rhythm
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Played by the band at the club
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The Unsuspected Neglected
25 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have yet to understand the mindset of the major studios putting out clunkers on DVD, yet not paying much attention to the classic movie scene, except for the major hitters. I'm sure it takes more time since many of these need some restoration work and subtitles. However, superb classics such as The Unsuspected (directed by a MAJOR studio director no less)should have some attention paid to them. It's a shame that The Uninvited, the finest ghost story every to appear on film, has yet to be studio released either.

I just noticed that Amazon is touting DVD's that are copied from the TV and put onto DVR's for nearly $30.00! I can get them for $10.00 from Brad Lang.

All that being said, The Unsuspected is lush viewing and has a great script with a couple of sassy broads (Totter & Bennett)tossing off one-liners like hand grenades. There are a couple of glaring plot holes (hence my rating of 9 instead of 10), but I'll forgive that since the film is so wonderful in every other way.


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