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Writers:
Isobel Lennart (screenplay)
Marcia Davenport (novel)
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Release Date:
4 September 1950 (Sweden) See more »
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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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Likable melodrama See more (30 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)
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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)

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Quotes:
Nora Kernan:Jessie looks wonderful tonight.
Brandon Bourne:She has you to thank for her looks, darling.
Nora Kernan:And you! When a woman gets more beautiful after she's married, it means her man is making her very happy or verry unhappy.
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References The Seventh Victim (1943)See more »
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47 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Likable melodrama, 12 July 2003
Author: rjhughes2 from New York

Stanwyck and Heflin have a palpable chemistry here, and Ava Gardner is a most alluring vixen. Cyd Charisse is a delectable ingenue (and a tall drink of water), while Gale Sondergaard is hilarious as a hard-bitten, hoydenish Amazon floozie. Stanwyck is playing about 10 years younger than her actual age (her film mother admits to being 55, when Stanwyck is in her early forties here, and while still handsome, she does look her age).

Mervyn Leroy did a nice job of combining the noir/woman's-picture genres, though its ennoblement of Stanwyck robs her of her strengths as a no-nonsense woman, good or bad. Her scene with Gardner is a standout -- both actresses are well matched; Gardner's feline beauty and laissez-faire romantic approach nicely complements Stanwyck's humane fatalism -- and Stanwyck and Van Heflin are an appealing couple. Mason is rather a chump, however -- he seems to be underplaying to the point of lethargy, though his handsome charm surfaces here and there; yet he and Stanwyck, though matched in terms of age (she was younger by a couple of years) are not the type for each other; he doesn't suit her, screen-wise. Heflin's naturalism -- a performance of great charm and likability -- is more suited to Stanwyck's style and one longs for them to get together. Great use of sets to evoke New York, teeming with nightlife, and Leroy always had a knack for directing extras so that the city scenes seem peopled with real lives rather than populated with stand-ins. Costumes, though late 1940s, seem a bit recherche, as if the designer hadn't left the 1930s, with the women's gowns too ornate for such a sophisticated post-war milieu.

Not a great picture by any means, but a highly enjoyable one; a viewer wishes the director and screenwriter -- the talented Isobel Lennart, who later wrote "Two for the Seesaw," among many others -- had trusted more in the chemistry between Heflin and Stanwyck, and discarded some of the Marcia Davenport source material, juicy as it must have been. This is from Stanwyck's late-1940s string of women's flicks, which did not play to her strengths. But middling Stanwyck is usually better than anyone else's best. And the underrated Van Heflin is worth rooting for, too.

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