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The Secret Fury (1950)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Ellen R. Ewing
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David McLean
Jane Cowl ...
Aunt Clara Ewing
Paul Kelly ...
District Attorney Eric Lowell
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Gregory Kent
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Dr. Twining
Doris Dudley ...
Pearl Collins
Dave Barbour ...
Lucian Randall
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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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21 February 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die schwarze Lawine  »

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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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Referenced in Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952) See more »

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The Jazz Me Blues
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Written by Tom Delaney
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Ethel Mertz as mercenary maid is reason enough to watch
29 August 2001 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

The Secret Fury, in many ways a run-of-the-mill romantic suspense drama (directed by Mel Ferrer) boasts top-notch principals in Colbert and Ryan; it stays puzzling if not quite gripping until towards the end, when implausibility conquers suspension of disbelief -- as so often it does in this genre. But for some viewers the film's highlight will be the portrayal of blowsy Leah by Vivian Vance -- the immortal Ethel Mertz on "I Love Lucy." Oddly, Vance had very few film roles; her true home was Broadway, where (among other gigs) she understudied for Ethel Merman. Here she contributes a winning turn as a chambermaid suborned to play a minor part in a nefarious scheme; watch her half-heartedly trying to wave away the smoke when she's puffing a furtive cigarette in the hotel's linen-storage room -- a transgression for which she ultimately pays the supreme penalty.


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