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Jealousy (1945)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 23 July 1945 (USA)
The wife of an alcoholic writer must take a job as a taxi driver to make ends meet. A young man she picks up as a fare befriends her, but when her husband is found murdered, the police suspect she and her new "friend" committed the murder.

Director:

Gustav Machatý

Writers:

Arnold Lipp (as Arnold Phillips), Gustav Machatý | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Loder ... Dr. David Brent
Jane Randolph ... Janet Urban
Karen Morley ... Dr. Monica Anderson
Nils Asther ... Peter Urban
Hugo Haas ... Hugo Kral
Holmes Herbert ... Melvyn Russell
Michael Mark ... Shop Owner
Mauritz Hugo ... Bob
Peggy Leon Peggy Leon ... Secretary
Mary Arden Mary Arden ... Nurse
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Expressman (as Noble 'Kid' Chissel)
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The wife of an alcoholic writer must take a job as a taxi driver to make ends meet. A young man she picks up as a fare befriends her, but when her husband is found murdered, the police suspect she and her new "friend" committed the murder.

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What every woman knows and only men forget...that there's only a hairline between love and hate...a story that moves swift and true towards a blazing climax!


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Jealousy
Music and Lyrics by Rudolf Friml
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bargain basement collector's melodrama
28 November 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

In presenting this rare (and, admittedly, negligible) post-World War II melodrama (at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley in January of 1988) historian William K. Everson described it as "a strange and fascinating psychological thriller" and an "offbeat experimentation". High praise, indeed, for such a throwaway cheapie, but the generous assessment could have been motivated more by his sympathy for the cast and crew, several of whom were later blacklisted during the Communist witch hunts of the 1950s. The credits were subsequently removed altogether, perhaps a blessing in disguise considering the poor quality of the film: plot holes, pedestrian acting and laughable dialogue abound. With no budget to speak of and with essentially only four characters in the script (an attractive LA cab driver, her suicidal Czech husband, a debonair physician, and his plain but hard working female assistant) it probably couldn't help looking like an amateur production. But with a running time of only 70 minutes it's easy to shrug off.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Celos See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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