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Director:
Writers:
Isobel Lennart (screenplay)
Marcia Davenport (novel)
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Release Date:
4 September 1950 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
I was married to a man other women pursued!
Plot:
A vain playboy puts strains his happy marriage to a rich, beautiful socialite allows himself be be seduced by a former girlfriend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Nothing new here, but professionalism of actors and director raise film above familiar material See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbara Stanwyck ... Jessie Bourne

James Mason ... Brandon Bourne

Van Heflin ... Mark Dwyer

Ava Gardner ... Isabel Lorrison

Cyd Charisse ... Rosa Senta

Nancy Reagan ... Helen Lee (as Nancy Davis)

Gale Sondergaard ... Nora Kernan

William Conrad ... Lt. Jacobi
Raymond Greenleaf ... Horace Elcott Howland
Douglas Kennedy ... Alec Dawning
Beverly Michaels ... Felice Backett

William Frawley ... Bill the Bartender
Lisa Golm ... Josephine
Tom Powers ... Owen Lee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Model (uncredited)

Mimi Aguglia ... Grandma Senta (uncredited)
Joel Allen ... Interne (uncredited)
Ernest Anderson ... Redcap at Airport (uncredited)
Lee Anderson ... Lee Party Guest / Girl in Cafe (uncredited)
Jean Andren ... Saleswoman (uncredited)
Bette Arlen ... Model / Lee Party Guest (uncredited)
Lois Austin ... Saleswoman (uncredited)
Anne Beck ... Model (uncredited)
Wesley Bly ... Club Attendant (uncredited)
Ferike Boros ... Rosa's Grandma Sistina (uncredited)
Rosalee Calvert ... Model (uncredited)
Bob Canto ... Sistina Son (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Charlie, the Doorman (uncredited)
Russ Clark ... Detective (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ... Dan, the Old Policeman (uncredited)
Geraldine Farmer ... Lee Party Guest (uncredited)
Barbara Freking ... Model (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... First Doorman (uncredited)
Suzette Harper ... Maid (uncredited)
Fred Hoose ... Reporter at Airport (uncredited)
Jimmy Horne ... Lee Party Guest (uncredited)
Jane Howard ... Model (as Betty Jane Howarth) (uncredited)
Jimmy Kelly ... Detective (uncredited)
Meredith Leeds ... Lee Party Guest (uncredited)
Lou Lubin ... Chuck Snyder (uncredited)
Rita Lynn ... Sistina Wife (uncredited)
Dwight Martin ... Detective (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy ... Cop (uncredited)
Frank Meredith ... Cop (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Del Rio Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Wino (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Reporter at Airport (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Reporter at Airport (uncredited)
Grazia Narciso ... Mrs. Sistina (uncredited)
Stanley Orr ... Bourne Chauffeur (uncredited)
Nino Pipitone ... Frenchman (uncredited)
Norman Rainey ... Butler (uncredited)
Paula Raymond ... Joan Peterson, Bourne's secretary (uncredited)
Maria Reachi ... Lee Party Guest (uncredited)
Jewel Rose ... Del Rio Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ... Detective (uncredited)

Vito Scotti ... Sistina Son (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Detective (uncredited)
Mario Siletti ... Mr. Sistina (uncredited)
Stella Soldi ... Sistina Wife (uncredited)
Sandra Spence ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Nick Stewart ... Red Cap (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Fred the Doorman (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Detective (uncredited)
Betty Taylor ... Reporter at Airport (uncredited)
Peter M. Thompson ... Jock Ardley (uncredited)
Stanley Waxman ... John, The Del Rio Headwaiter (uncredited)
Lillian West ... Hannah, Nora's Maid (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... Frank Belmar (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Detective (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Reporter at Airport (uncredited)

Directed by
Mervyn LeRoy 
 
Writing credits
Isobel Lennart (screenplay)

Marcia Davenport (novel)

Produced by
Voldemar Vetluguin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miklós Rózsa  (as Miklos Rozsa)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Rosher (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harold F. Kress 
 
Art Direction by
Randall Duell 
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup designer
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
Robert Ewing .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Betty Pedretti .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Howard W. Koch .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Krams .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording supervisor
A.N. Fenton .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helen Rose .... costumes: women
 
Music Department
Eugene Zador .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #14126)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Gale Sondergaard, who plays Barbara Stanwyck's mother in this film, was 50 years old when it was produced. Stanwyck was 42.See more »
Quotes:
Isabel Lorrison:[Entering her apartment] I'll get you a drink.
Brandon Bourne:I can say what I have to without one.
Isabel Lorrison:But I'm not sure I can listen without one.
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Movie Connections:
References The Seventh Victim (1943)See more »
Soundtrack:
Blue MoonSee more »

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30 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Nothing new here, but professionalism of actors and director raise film above familiar material, 2 July 2001
Author: Steven Mears (rmears@worldnet.att.net) from Clifton, Virginia

A fairly standard-issue formula melodrama comes alive thanks to capable acting and adept direction. Sheer professionalism keeps the unremarkable story afloat, with all concerned more than equal to their assignments.

`East Side, West Side' is told from the point of view of a lady of leisure (Barbara Stanwyck) whose husband (James Mason) is a habitual adulterer. Despite his deep love for her, he is unable to resist temptation, comparing it to an alcoholic's need for the bottle. All his efforts to clean up his act are for naught, however, when former mistress Ava Gardner returns to town determined to win him back, and willing to stop at nothing to do so. Meanwhile, Stanwyck incurs the affections of a highly decorated police officer (Van Heflin), who shows her the other side of the tracks where he grew up, and is surprised to learn that she did too. Their relationship blossoms, but when Gardner turns up dead and Mason and Stanwyck are suspected, it falls to Heflin to sort things out.

There's nothing here that hasn't been done before, but it is handled with such style and finesse that it's impossible to dislike, and the story is surprisingly involving. Heflin is provided with a strong character and ample opportunities to showcase his acting capabilities. The roles filled by Stanwyck and Mason are more burdensome because they serve to drive the plot, but both actors tackle them skillfully. Gardner is given only a few scenes to establish and develop her character, but she nonetheless makes a strong impression. Veteran director Mervyn LeRoy knows just how to handle such material, and he does so with poise and surefootedness. The proficiency of involved participants raises routine material above the ground and makes for engaging viewing, and this film is a case in point.

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