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The Secret Fury (1950)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  21 February 1950 (USA)
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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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David McLean
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Gregory Kent
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Dr. Twining
Doris Dudley ...
Pearl Collins
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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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Could she kill and kiss and not remember? See more »


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21 February 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die schwarze Lawine  »

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Trivia

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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Hidden Angers Will Arise!
5 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this late film noir last winter when it was on TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES. It is one of those "Gaslight" clones, where the villain seeks to drive the heroine insane for personal reasons. Usually, in GASLIGHT or SLEEP MY LOVE, the reason is that the heroine's husband seeks to get rid of his spouse, either for money or for another woman. Here the villain is not Robert Ryan (big surprise that!) but another man who has a grudge against the family of Claudette Colbert for an error in the past. I refrain from mentioning it, as it would spoil the film. Needless to say Ryan saves Colbert, and the villain (responsible for three deaths due to his plotting) meets an unexpectedly violent and scary end. The film is not a classic one, but it is worth watching, especially as Ryan is the hero here.


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