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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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User Reviews:
Very good actors in a hard to love soaper. 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)

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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:
Lt. Jacobi:[to Brandon] If you lie down with dogs, Brandon, you gt up with fleas.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Seventh Victim (1943)See more »
Soundtrack:
Blue MoonSee more »

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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Very good actors in a hard to love soaper., 3 May 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

The film begins with James Mason at a nightclub trying to make time with a young lady (Cyd Charisse). Charisse isn't and realizes he's a married man. Oddly, despite this, Mason is NOT interested in a fast woman who also enters the scene. It seems that Ava Gardner had, in the past, had an affair with Mason--and he wanted nothing to do with her again--as she was clingy.

You then find out that Mason's sad wife is Barbara Stanwyck and she knows about this previous fling with Gardner. She is desperately hoping to get on with their lives--and is scared when Gardner approaches her to announce she's going to steal Mason! Stanwyck acts brave--but it's obvious she's shaken.

A short time after this showdown, Stanwyck learns that Gardner is dead and the viewer is uncertain who did it. Stanwyck, you know, didn't do it. But, Mason might have. Or, perhaps some third party did the deed. The only thing you know for sure is that Gardner's character had it coming!! Fortunately, Heflin just so happens to be a retired cop. And so, while he's VERY interested in Stanwyck, he also has a chance to help out by figuring out who committed the crime.

This film has a terrific cast--Barbara Stanwyck, Van Helfin, James Mason and Ava Gardner. And, with the material they were given, the actors did a fine job--particularly Miss Gardner who played a wonderfully evil part. The problem, however, is that the film rarely seems believable and the writing, as another reviewer stated, was rather 'pedestrian'. Surely with so much acting talent you'd think they'd be able to come up with THIS! One of the worst problems with the film is the character played by Stanwyck. It was a very thankless role--a woman whose husband has cheated on her yet cannot let the rat go. Viewers are inclined to be a bit annoyed by her needy character--especially when, otherwise, she is supposed to be strong and intelligent. Another problem is the relationship between Heflin and Stanwyck. While you could see them fall in love and this makes for a very interesting twist (the injured wife finding love herself with another man), it all happened way too fast. They just met and then there was an instant attraction--something that rarely happens in real life and which cannot be understood by the viewer based on their meeting. It was simply too rushed and as a result, difficult to believe. All in all, it should have been a lot better and the film is a stylish but not especially inspired soaper.

If you do watch this, there is only one standout scene in the film. Watch Heflin in the car with the blonde. The scene is great...and really brutal---and very reminiscent of film noir. I just wish the rest of the film had been that tough and unflinching. Also, keep an eye out for William Conrad as a cop. He looks a lot like his days as 'Cannon' but with a bit more hair--and that same wonderful voice!

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