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The Unsuspected (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 11 October 1947 (USA)
The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.

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Cast

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Victor Grandison
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Althea Keane
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Jane Moynihan
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Oliver Keane
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Steven Francis Howard (as Michael North)
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Richard Donovan
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Max
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Mr. Press
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Donovan's Assistant
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Mrs. White
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Judge Maynard - Justice of the Peace
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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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11 October 1947 (USA)  »

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Sem Sombra de Suspeita  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Fred Clark. 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 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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"I'm not looking at you, I'm seeing you...for the first time!"
2 October 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Good-looking but tired noir concoction, adapted from a book by Charlotte Armstrong, surely to be one of the most forgettable titles on the resume of director Michael Curtiz! Young woman thought to be lost at sea returns home alive, not remembering the man she supposedly married but very much aware of the tension in the manor she shares with her relatives. Meanwhile, her debonair uncle, a radio celebrity who spins murder mysteries, is getting very nervous as the police close in on the killer of his faithful secretary. Smart, bitchy society talk and lustrous black-and-white cinematography lend to the film a shiny allure, though the plot is overstuffed with familiar, unabsorbing elements. As the radio star, Claude Rains has a magnificent voice and a funny/sinister presence, but he isn't given much to do and oddly spends a great deal of time hovering around the picture's edges. *1/2 from ****


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