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The Bigamist (1953)

 -  Drama  -  3 December 1953 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Eve Graham
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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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Phone Operator
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Miss Higgins, Landlady (as Lillian Fontaine)
Matt Dennis ...
Himself, Singer
John Maxwell ...
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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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Wanted by two women!

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3 December 1953 (USA)  »

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Der Mann mit den zwei Frauen  »

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During the tour of the Hollywood stars, the driver points out the home of Edmund Gwenn, the star of Miracle on 34th Street (1947). Gwenn is in fact also in the film, playing Mr Jordan. See more »

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Harry Graham: I liked movies, though I really didn't care where Clark Gable lived.
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References Harvey (1950) See more »

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It Wasn't The Stars That Thrilled Me
by Matt Dennis and Dave Gillam
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very strange, but good, by gum!
24 February 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of the strangest films I have ever seen coming from Hollywood in the 1950s. It is a very engaging film about Edmond O'Brien and his double-life. He is married to Joan Fontaine and loves her, but there marriage is very distant--both emotionally and because O'Brien is on the road so much as a traveling salesman. Eventually, he is driven by loneliness to another woman in another town. Over and over, he vows to break it off but eventually this other woman becomes pregnant and he just can bring himself to either leave her or his wife! The movie is shown through flashbacks. And, despite the sensational plot, the movie is actually done very sedately and avoids sensationalism. Instead, it tries to portray O'Brien in a pretty sympathetic light--while not excusing his actions. And, by doing so, the movie really gets you thinking. An excellent job of acting by all, but the star of this picture is Ida Lupino who plays the second wife and so deftly directed this little film. It's well worth a watch.

PS--one very cute little inside joke was when O'Brien and Lupino were on a bus going past homes of the stars. Among the many stars' homes that were pointed out by the tour guide was that of Edmund Gwenn--who actually plays a major role in the film as an adoption agency investigator!


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