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The Unfaithful (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 July 1947 (USA)
A Los Angeles socialite kills a man while home alone one night and claims he was an intruder she did not know. It seems like a clear case of self defense until the story hits the papers and people connected to the dead man come forward.

Director:

Vincent Sherman

Writers:

David Goodis (original screenplay), James Gunn (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Sheridan ... Chris Hunter
Lew Ayres ... Larry Hannaford
Zachary Scott ... Bob Hunter
Eve Arden ... Paula
Jerome Cowan ... Prosecuting Attorney
Steven Geray ... Martin Barrow
John Hoyt ... Det. Lieut. Reynolds
Peggy Knudsen ... Claire
Marta Mitrovich Marta Mitrovich ... Mrs. Tanner
Douglas Kennedy ... Roger
Claire Meade Claire Meade ... Martha
Frances Morris ... Agnes
Jane Harker ... Joan
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Storyline

Chris Hunter kills an intruder and tells her husband and lawyer it was an act of self-defense. It's later revealed that he was actually her lover and she had posed for an incriminating statue he created. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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If she were yours, could you forgive? See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ehebruch See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,822,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,939,000, 31 December 1947

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,972,000, 31 December 1947
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $10,000 Barrow asks for the bust of Chris would equate to $113,400 in 2017. See more »

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Quotes

Paula: [as she hands a cup of coffee to Bob] There you are. It may not be good, but it's strong.
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Deep Night
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Music by Charles Henderson
Heard in the restaurant
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A pleasant surprise
19 October 2007 | by samhill5215See all my reviews

I began watching this film out of curiosity. Having seen "The Letter" I just wanted to see how this one stacked up. But other than in general terms there is little else to compare them. Frankly the first half was somewhat predictable, a soap opera that telegraphed the outcome. But when it hit its stride, boy what a surprise! Without giving away any details this film is worth watching simply for the honest and straightforward way it deals with the complications of married life, especially when a couple is separated over a long period. There is plenty of good advice here especially considering the times we live in, what with all the servicemen returning home to find that their wives and sweethearts were real people with real problems.

But there was more to it that just that. Perhaps a lawyer might object, but to me even the brief courtroom scene was believable. And the issues were very real. The film did not take the easy way out and reduce itself to an indictment of infidelity. Instead it examined and revealed the motives of the principal characters and none of them came out all good or all evil but a mixture, hence human.

If one subscribes to the belief that cinema reflects life then this film is an important revelation of post WWII society and the surprise is that it wasn't all that different from today.


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