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Without Honor (1949)

Jane Bandle has recently married, but Bill, her husband's brother, tries to wreck her marriage because Jane rejected his sexual advances before her marriage.

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Complete credited cast:
... Jane Bandle
... Bill Bandle
... Dennis Williams
... Katherine Williams
... Fred Bandle
... 1st Television Installer
... Ambulance Attendant
Peter Virgo ... Ambulance Attendant
... Neighbor's Wife (as Margie Stapp)
... Neighbor
Joan Dupuis ... Girl Scout
Harrison Hearne ... 2nd Television Installer
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Jane Bandle has recently married, but Bill, her husband's brother, tries to wreck her marriage because Jane rejected his sexual advances before her marriage. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Well-Made Film Noir That Breaks Conventions
21 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

I usually refrain from commenting on films because there are so many other reviewers out there...but seeing how this just has one review and a very negative, I felt I should offer my opinion.

I'll admit the first 20 or 30 minutes felt like a typical Hollywood pot-boiler. Cheating wife accidentally kills lover; will she get away with it; etc. After this set-up, the film becomes an onion - revealing new layers of characters' motivations and back-story.

Laraine Day stands out superbly as the cheating wife...whole scenes develop around her without her speaking, yet we know what's going on in her mind.

I have to agree with the other reviewer that I loved Steiner's score...but did feel it inappropriate at times. The performances on screen are very subtle and the music is anything but subtle.

I particularly enjoyed the second half of the film as characters acted against stereotypes.

The DVD I watched was from Geneon and featured an adequate transfer; not stellar, but much above average from the usual run-of-the-mill public domain stuff.


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