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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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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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Rosa Senta:[to Brandon] If I were your wife, I'd cut your heart out!See more »
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References The Seventh Victim (1943)See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Ava attempts to steal Mason away from Stanwyck...look out!, 5 June 2011
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Extremely busy marital melodrama which (rather unsuccessfully) lapses into a homicide investigation! New York City socialite Barbara Stanwyck loves and trusts investment counselor husband James Mason--even though he has a penchant for disappearing after-hours and returning home at four in the morning. Turns out old flame Ava Gardner is back in town; she's a high-class man-chaser who won't take no for an answer. Screenwriter Isobel Lennart, working from the novel by Marcia Davenport, starts things off routinely, but keeps adding characters until the scenario is bubbling over like a stew-pot. Van Heflin does wonders with a shapeless role as a war correspondent/ex-detective who ends up in jilted Stanwyck's kitchen, flirting with her in Italian, while Gardner is offered some juicy repartee (when Mason calls her "cheap", Ava replies, "That's what you like about me."). A country square-dance is curiously transplanted to a Manhattan penthouse, and Beverly Michaels' supporting performance congeals into high camp; still, Barbara and Van have an immediate rapport--one that is not apparent in her scenes with Mason (who doesn't help his cause by portraying the cad-husband like a petulant boy). Stanwyck, outfitted and coiffed like a lady ten times her age, initially doesn't have much to do, but Lennart's script soon has her traveling all over the city--east side, west side, and beyond. It's a nervous, flighty picture, paced exhaustively by director Mervyn LeRoy, but overall quite watchable. **1/2 from ****

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