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The Secret Fury (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 21 February 1950 (USA)
A woman preparing to marry her fiance is accused of bigamy by a stranger but she fights back by trying to prove she's the victim of a conspiracy designed to discredit her.

Director:

Mel Ferrer

Writers:

Lionel Houser, Jack Leonard (story) (as Jack R. Leonard) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Ellen R. Ewing
Robert Ryan ... David McLean
Jane Cowl ... Aunt Clara Ewing
Paul Kelly ... District Attorney Eric Lowell
Philip Ober ... Gregory Kent
Elisabeth Risdon ... Dr. Twining
Doris Dudley Doris Dudley ... Pearl Collins
Dave Barbour Dave Barbour ... Lucian Randall
Vivian Vance ... Leah
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During the ceremony marrying Ellen and David, a stranger stands up when that phrase "if anyone knows why these two may not be joined..." is spoken. The stranger announces that Ellen is already married. Ellen however insists she is not, and the strain of proving she is telling the truth pushes her mind towards a breakdown and results in the death of the man she has supposedly already married (among others.) Ellen is charged with this death. But David believes in her innocence and sets out to uncover the conspiracy and the reason behind it. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The Stranger at her wedding was a messenger of Fear and Evil! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Spot See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vivian Vance's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When David McLean (Robert Ryan) looks at the reflection of the name of the boat "MONSOON" it appears upside down, of course, but also backwards: it should have looked like "WONSOON", not "NOOSNOW" which is what Ellen (Claudette Colbert) believed it was. See more »

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Referenced in Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

The Jazz Me Blues
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Written by Tom Delaney
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"Does Anyone Have Just Cause"
12 August 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The great acting of Claudette Colbert and Robert Ryan covers up in The Secret Fury a rather over the top melodramatic story with a really baffling conclusion. It will never be rated at the top ten of either Colbert and Ryan's film credits.

It sure begins ordinarily enough in fact rather amusingly as Ryan has a bit of trouble getting into his own wedding as he's in a suit and everyone else has a tuxedo (Ryan is carrying his tux) and no one will let him tell them he's the groom.

But when the minister asks if anyone has just cause why Colbert and Ryan should not wed, a stranger pushes in and says that Colbert is already married to his friend and he was best man at the wedding. The stranger is Dave Barbour and when they check on his story it seems true enough as Colbert can't provide a real reason not since on the day of 'wedding' she apparently spent it alone.

Later on the 'husband' is found dead in a closed room with Colbert and she's put on trial for murder and totally cracks up on the stand as the gaslighting is proving too much.

I can say this much without giving away the ending. Usually in films like this you will find Bob Ryan behind the evil scheme, but in this case he's stalwart and true and doesn't stop believing in Claudette. He continues sleuthing on his own and in the end the real villain is discovered with a motive that will leave you scratching your head.

This film will offer you the opportunity to see stage legend Jane Cowl as Colbert's aunt and Vivian Vance as a hotel maid in a role quite different than Ethel Mertz. Still it's the stars who put over a rather incredible and incredulous story for your viewing pleasure.


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