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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
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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
Harry Lewis ...
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

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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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There is an apparent in-joke when Hurd Hatfield compares Joan Caulfield's Mathilda character to her portrait, saying that she hasn't changed, but her portrait has, a clear reference to his signature film, "The Picture of Dorian Gray." 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

Steven Howard: Quite a large party, isn't it?
Althea Keane: Would you like to meet anyone?
Steven Howard: No.
Althea Keane: It's not very appetizing. It's Victor's birthday. Once a year his friends crawl out of the woodwork.
[Sarcastically]
Althea Keane: This year it's a SURPRISE party!
[Lights cigarette]
Althea Keane: Will he be surprised to see you?
Steven Howard: [He takes her hand with the lit match] I like matches. You never have to refill them...
[He pulls her hand toward him to light his own cigartte]
[...]
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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

Let the Rest of the World Go By
(uncredited)
Music by Ernest Ball
Played when Steven and Matilda are in the cocktail lounge
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Recommended!
31 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Nice atmospheric thriller with excellent black and white photography and with chilling use of shadows! The film is inspired by both "Rebecca" and "Laura", and maybe "Suspicion" i suspect... The murderer is obvious but it is still entertaining with a good script!

Loveley performances by Hollywood pros like Claude Rains, Constance Bennet and the underrated Audrey Totter always worth seeing!

This was my first Joan Caulfield movie, apparently a starlet at the end of the 40s, a good actress but a bit forgettable. I love these film noirs from the golden age of Hollywood. Golden age of filmmaking, actually...


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