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The Second Woman (1950)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 7 July 1950 (USA)
In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly ... See full summary »

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Ellen Foster
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Keith Ferris
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Amelia Foster
Morris Carnovsky ...
Dr. Hartley
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Ben Sheppard
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Dodo Ferris
Raymond Largay ...
Major Badger
Shirley Ballard ...
Vivian Sheppard
Vici Raaf ...
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Stacy Rogers (as Jason Robards)
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Balthazar Jones
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Mr. Nelson (as Jimmy Dodd)
Smoki Whitfield ...
Elmer - Porter (as Smokey Whitfield)
Cliff Clark ...
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In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly attracted to Jeff, who's being plagued by unexplainable accidents, major and minor. Bad luck, persecution...or paranoia? Warned that Jeff could be dangerous, Ellen fears that he's in danger, as the menacing atmosphere darkens. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Not since 'SPELLBOUND' a masterpiece of suspense like this! See more »


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7 July 1950 (USA)  »

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Here Lies Love  »

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The final movie role for Jean Rogers. See more »

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In the opening scene, the Robert Young character is discovered suffocated by heavy carbon monoxide in a sealed garage, but nobody else coming in the garage is affected by the deadly gas. See more »

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Ellen Foster: You think Jeff burnt down his own house and poisoned his own dog? That's impossible, no man in his right mi...
Dr. Raymond Hartley: That's right, no man in his *right* mind would do that.
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References Rebecca (1940) See more »

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A Very Good Mystery-Thriller
4 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has quite a few twists that will keep you guessing! Has Jeff Cohalan (Young) really gone out of his head (paranoiac) OR is someone really out to kill him - if so, who and why? Did Jeff break the leg of his horse, poison his own dog, burn down his own house or is it really someone else doing all these things? You'll have to watch this film for yourself to find out - I'm not going to give away the mystery nor all the thrills of the film! The film does has a very mysterious atmosphere at times - other times it's lighter and the atmosphere matches Jeff's moods (from dark to light).

The ending is a little bit of a surprise - not exactly as I guessed - similar but not exactly.

8.5/10


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