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The Secret Fury (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 21 February 1950 (USA)
A woman preparing to marry her fiance is accused of bigamy by a stranger but she fights back by trying to prove she's the victim of a conspiracy designed to discredit her.

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During the ceremony marrying Ellen and David, a stranger stands up when that phrase "if anyone knows why these two may not be joined..." is spoken. The stranger announces that Ellen is already married. Ellen however insists she is not, and the strain of proving she is telling the truth pushes her mind towards a breakdown and results in the death of the man she has supposedly already married (among others.) Ellen is charged with this death. But David believes in her innocence and sets out to uncover the conspiracy and the reason behind it. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The Stranger at her wedding was a messenger of Fear and Evil! See more »


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Vivian Vance's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When David McLean (Robert Ryan) looks at the reflection of the name of the boat "MONSOON" it appears upside down, of course, but also backwards: it should have looked like "WONSOON", not "NOOSNOW" which is what Ellen (Claudette Colbert) believed it was. See more »

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The Jazz Me Blues
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Written by Tom Delaney
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Robert Ryan for once "the goody"
5 December 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I rated this movie 6/10 mainly because apart from the good acting of Robert Ryan, Claudette Colbert was directed in an unconvincing way by Mel Ferrer.The most ludicrous scene she had was when she mentally breaks down in the witness box during the murder trial scene and she never convinced as a concert pianist as the director used the old trick of filming her from angles which did not disclose her hand positions.In films about famous pianists with Hollywood actors playing the musician, a good edit has a close up of a professional pianist's hands then cuts to a head and shoulders of the actor.The big fault in the screenplay was supposing every character could be bribed to agree to the same lie.Surely moral turpitude in America was not so base in 1950 especially after the big lie of Hitler 5 years before.The movie gained my attention for its duration and I was pleasantly surprised by the rather Agatha Cristie-like ending.It had its pros (exciting story that kept one guessing and cons (improbability) and this was my first viewing.I recently saw "Since You Went Away" (1944) when Claudette Colbert was better cast in her role as a mother of two daughters whose husband has been called up into the U.S. Army during WW11.


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