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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
...
Jane Moynihan
Hurd Hatfield ...
Oliver Keane
Ted North ...
Steven Francis Howard (as Michael North)
...
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

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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

When Steve Edwards shows up for the first time at the front door of Grandison's home, the cameraman is clearly reflected on the window of the door. See more »

Quotes

Victor Grandison: His day of reckoning must come. He is tormented by fear that someday he will make one false move, one slip that will betray him, and when he does, the lightning of justice will strike... the unsuspected.
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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 May Be Wrong (but I Think You're Wonderful!)
(uncredited)
Music by Henry Sullivan
Lyrics by Harry Ruskin
Briefly sung by Audrey Totter
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Exciting, stylish mystery with Rains in top form.
28 May 2004 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

One of the fine mystery thrillers from 40's and near the top of the film noir lists. The Unsuspected is a showcase for one of Hollywood's real accomplished actors of that era, Claude Rains. Though more widely remembered for "Casablanca", "Notorius", and "Mr. Skeffington," Rains gets to show off his versatility in a starring role. As the charming but malevolent lead, Rains comes up with a very professional turn as the respected radio announcer and suspect. Pairing with him is a "femme fatale" from that time, Joan Caulfield. The bosomy, sexy blonde is more convincing here than in the light comedies she played during her career. This film dates well and will keep your interest. It's one I would like to see once more. Any readers know where a VCR copy can be purchased?


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