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The Madonna's Secret (1946)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 16 February 1946 (USA)
The sister of a murdered model poses for the same artist to try to catch her killer.

Director:

Wilhelm Thiele (as William Thiele)

Writers:

Bradbury Foote (original screenplay), Wilhelm Thiele (original screenplay) (as William Thiele)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Francis Lederer ... James Harlan Corbin
Gail Patrick ... Ella Randolph
Ann Rutherford ... Linda
Edward Ashley ... John Earl
Linda Stirling ... Helen North
John Litel ... Police Lt. Roberts
Leona Roberts ... Mrs. Corbin
Michael St. Angel ... Hunt Mason (as Michael Hawks)
Clifford Brooke Clifford Brooke ... Mr. Hadley
Pierre Watkin ... District Attorney
Will Wright ... The Riverman
Geraldine Wall Geraldine Wall ... Miss Joyce
John Hamilton ... Lambert
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The sister of a murdered model poses for the same artist to try to catch her killer.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciúme Fatal See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Combo Film - Noir and Mystery
6 June 2006 | by monsieurhulotSee all my reviews

Not sure if this strictly a noir film as it runs as a mystery as well. Some evidences of film noir would be the dramatic cinematography, a character that is somewhat of a Femme Fatale, a feeling of hopelessness in the current status quo, and of course, the criminal element that pervades most scenes. Against it being noir would be that this film is not about the average man, but a well to do artist. Also, the fate angle doesn't seem quite pronounced here. The acting is great throughout with special kudos for Francis Lederer and his creepy accent. The cinematography is uniformly superb. Of course, any film shot by John Alton is special. This is a rare film and currently only shown at film festivals. Hopefully it will show up on DVD someday.


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