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The Unsuspected (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 11 October 1947 (USA)
The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Charlotte Armstrong (novel), Bess Meredyth (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Caulfield ... Matilda Frazier
Claude Rains ... Victor Grandison
Audrey Totter ... Althea Keane
Constance Bennett ... Jane Moynihan
Hurd Hatfield ... Oliver Keane
Ted North ... Steven Francis Howard (as Michael North)
Fred Clark ... Richard Donovan
Harry Lewis ... Max
Jack Lambert ... Mr. Press
Ray Walker ... Donovan's Assistant
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. White
Walter Baldwin ... Judge Maynard - Justice of the Peace
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Horvath ... Cab Driver (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

A girl has been murdered. A woman cannot remember a man who claims to be her husband. Her uncle hosts a radio murder mystery show called "The Unsuspected". Who killed the girl? Why? And who is this mystery husband? Written by erasmus

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YOU CAN'T FORSEE IT! YOU CAN'T FORGET IT!


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sem Sombra de Suspeita See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The radio station call letters, WMCB, were created by inserting Michael Curtiz' initials into those of Warner Bros. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, Althea (Audrey Totter) is shown removing the pay phone receiver from her ear twice between shots. See more »

Quotes

Victor Grandison: [to an arguing Althea and Oliver] I think you better excuse me. I detest scenes not of my own making. You know, the more I see of marriage, the more thankful I am to be the last of a long line of bachelors.
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Crazy Credits

Opening title and credits are typed in a bound manuscript, and we see someone's gloved hands flipping the pages. See more »

Connections

References The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Let the Rest of the World Go By
(uncredited)
Music by Ernest Ball
Played when Steven and Matilda are in the cocktail lounge
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Exciting, stylish mystery with Rains in top form.
28 May 2004 | by robertgrimmSee all my reviews

One of the fine mystery thrillers from 40's and near the top of the film noir lists. The Unsuspected is a showcase for one of Hollywood's real accomplished actors of that era, Claude Rains. Though more widely remembered for "Casablanca", "Notorius", and "Mr. Skeffington," Rains gets to show off his versatility in a starring role. As the charming but malevolent lead, Rains comes up with a very professional turn as the respected radio announcer and suspect. Pairing with him is a "femme fatale" from that time, Joan Caulfield. The bosomy, sexy blonde is more convincing here than in the light comedies she played during her career. This film dates well and will keep your interest. It's one I would like to see once more. Any readers know where a VCR copy can be purchased?


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