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The Bigamist (1953)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 3 December 1953 (USA)
Harry and Eve Graham are trying to adopt a baby. The head of the agency senses Harry is keeping a secret and does some investigating. He soon discovers Harry has done an unusual amount of ... See full summary »

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Phyllis Martin
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Mr. Jordan
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Harry Graham / Harrison Graham
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Tom Morgan, Defense Attorney
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Mrs. Connelley
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Miss Higgins, Landlady (as Lillian Fontaine)
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Mat Dennis
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Harry and Eve Graham are trying to adopt a baby. The head of the agency senses Harry is keeping a secret and does some investigating. He soon discovers Harry has done an unusual amount of traveling from his home in San Francisco to Los Angeles. Harry gets tracked down in LA where he has a second wife and a baby. Via flashbacks, Harry tells the adoption agent how he ended up in two marriages. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Drama | Film-Noir

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Der Mann mit den zwei Frauen  »

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Writer-producer Collier Young was the then husband of Joan Fontaine and had previously been married to Ida Lupino. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Jordan: I can't figure out my feelings towards you, I despise you, and I pity you. I don't even want to shake your hand, and yet I almost wish you luck.
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 17 January 1954 (1954) See more »

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It Wasn't the Stars That Thrilled Me
Written by Matt Dennis and Dave Gillam
Performed by Matt Dennis
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Moving
24 March 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A couple who have been married for 8 years, and can not have children, wish to adopt one. When going through the form-filling procedure, Mr. Graham pauses very noticeably at one form which allows the adoption agency to delve into their private lives and "check him out", if you will.

The reason for this pause is told in retrospect to the agent after it is found that he not only has another wife, but a son by her.

Joan Fontaine was the standout star from this film. Just watch her face in the final courtroom scene - her expression really speaks a thousand words.

A short film, but utterly compelling. If you get the chance to see it - do!


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