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So Evil My Love (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 6 August 1948 (USA)
Olivia Harwood, missionary's widow, meets charming Mark Bellis, artist and rogue, on the ship taking them both back to 1890s London. When Olivia opens a lodging house Mark becomes her ... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis Allen

Writers:

Ronald Millar (screenplay), Joseph Shearing (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Milland ... Mark Bellis
Ann Todd ... Olivia Harwood
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Susan Courtney
Leo G. Carroll ... Jarvis
Raymond Huntley ... Henry Courtney
Raymond Lovell Raymond Lovell ... Edgar Bellamy
Martita Hunt ... Mrs. Courtney
Moira Lister ... Kitty Feathers
Roderick Lovell Roderick Lovell ... Sir John Curle
Muriel Aked Muriel Aked ... Miss Shoebridge
Finlay Currie ... Dr. Krylie
Maureen Delaney Maureen Delaney ... Curtis
Ivor Barnard ... Mr. Watson
Ernest Jay Ernest Jay ... Smathers
Hugh Griffith ... Coroner
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Storyline

Olivia Harwood, missionary's widow, meets charming Mark Bellis, artist and rogue, on the ship taking them both back to 1890s London. When Olivia opens a lodging house Mark becomes her lodger, then her lover. Olivia falls so completely under amoral Mark's spell that he's able to overcome her scruples, and soon she's his willing tool in an ambitious scheme of theft and blackmail...maybe too ambitious. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agora... Que Deus Me Castigue See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first Paramount picture produced in the UK after World War II. See more »

Goofs

After the ship docks in Liverpool the two lead characters are seated on the dock talking. In a close up of Milland while he says his lines, "... I must have talked incessantly..." there is a shadow across both shoulders. In an instant, in the wider shot, there is no such shadow. See more »

Quotes

Kitty Feathers: Oh, Mark! You say things so prettily. But I never quite know what's going on inside your head.
Mark Bellis: One day I'll tell you. You may not like it.
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Crazy Credits

"This is a true story... one of the strangest chapters in the annals of crime. Its characters lived more than fifty years ago... the leading figures in a passionate game of love and murder. It began on a sailing vessel homeward bound from the West Indies for Liverpool..." See more »

Soundtracks

Cherry Ripe
(uncredited)
Traditional
One arrangement by William Alwyn
Another arrangement by Victor Young
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Hidden jewel
19 September 2002 | by lori84See all my reviews

I've casually caught this oldie on a regional network and remained very positively surprised: this movie is a little masterpiece, a misknown jewel of Hollywood false english style and probably the most underrated of the "flamboyant" melodramas of the period. A compelling psychological study for its time, with an absolutely outstanding Ann Todd(I've seen her in "The Paradine case" and sincerely I didn't expect such a performance from her). Both Milland and Fitzgerald, moreover, provide a strong support and the soundtrack is very compelling (if somewhere excessive).


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