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Conflict (1945)

Passed | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 30 June 1945 (USA)
An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister.

Director:

Curtis Bernhardt

Writers:

Arthur T. Horman (screenplay), Dwight Taylor (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Humphrey Bogart ... Richard Mason
Alexis Smith ... Evelyn Turner
Sydney Greenstreet ... Dr. Mark Hamilton
Rose Hobart ... Kathryn Mason
Charles Drake ... Prof. Norman Holsworth
Grant Mitchell ... Dr. Grant
Patrick O'Moore ... Det. Lt. Egan (as Pat O'Moore)
Ann Shoemaker ... Nora Grant
Edwin Stanley ... Phillips (as Ed Stanley)
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Storyline

Richard Mason is slightly hurt in a car accident but pretends that his injuries are worse so that he cannot accompany his wife, Kathryn on a trip to the mountains. He does, however, kill her on a lonely mountain road. Or did he? He smells her perfume, finds her jewelry, sees an envelope addressed in her handwriting. He goes back to the scene of the crime to find ... what? Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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You'll gasp...you'l thrill! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Broadway Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - December 29, 1945) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

According to Robert Osborne of Turner Classic Movies, this film was made in 1943. It is shown as being released in June 1945. Edwin Stanley who played Phillips passed away in December 1944 prior to it being released. See more »

Goofs

Richard says that the handkerchief that was in his wife's jacket breast pocket had a green border but the one that he handed the police, after finding it in a drawer had no such border. He said that it was the only one of its kind. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Mark Hamilton: [fishing] Any luck?
Richard Mason: [holds up his fish] Well if you call this luck.
Dr. Mark Hamilton: [laughs] I could use that for bait.
Evelyn Turner: I caught one bigger than that but I didn't like the way he looked at me so I threw him back.
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Connections

Featured in Pulp Cinema (2001) See more »

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Tango Jalousie
(uncredited)
Written by Jacob Gade
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a little "Gaslight," a little "Two Mrs. Carrolls," a whole lotta Bogie
11 June 2005 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

This is an obvious though very entertaining film with a cast that includes the radiant Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet, and of course, the star, Humphrey Bogart at his sinister best. He plays an unhappily married man who is in love with his wife's sister (Smith). Greenstreet is a friend of the family.

Considering the circumstances of his death, it's always disturbing to see Humphrey Bogart with cigarettes, and if he's not smoking in this, he's lining them up in his cigarette case.

Mystery loving audiences will pick up the all-important clue immediately. Whether you do or don't, it's hard not to enjoy the most standard of films with a cast like this. As an added kick, the film has a psychological feature to it, which started to become all the rage toward the end of WWII.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pentacle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$774,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,635
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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