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The Bigamist (1953)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 3 December 1953 (USA)
A man secretly married to two women feels the pressure of his deceit.

Director:

Ida Lupino

Writers:

Lawrence B. Marcus (story) (as Larry Marcus), Lou Schor (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Fontaine ... Eve Graham
Ida Lupino ... Phyllis Martin
Edmund Gwenn ... Mr. Jordan
Edmond O'Brien ... Harry Graham / Harrison Graham
Kenneth Tobey ... Tom Morgan, Defense Attorney
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Connelley
Peggy Maley ... Phone Operator
Lilian Fontaine Lilian Fontaine ... Miss Higgins, Landlady (as Lillian Fontaine)
Matt Dennis Matt Dennis ... Mat Dennis
John Maxwell ... Judge
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Storyline

Harry and Eve Graham are trying to adopt a baby. The head of the agency senses Harry is keeping a secret and does some investigating. He soon discovers Harry has done an unusual amount of traveling from his home in San Francisco to Los Angeles. Harry gets tracked down in LA where he has a second wife and a baby. Via flashbacks, Harry tells the adoption agent how he ended up in two marriages. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mann mit den zwei Frauen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This would be the last feature film directed by Ida Lupino for more than 12 years until The Trouble with Angels (1966). See more »

Quotes

Harry Graham: I liked movies, though I really didn't care where Clark Gable lived.
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References Harvey (1950) See more »

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It Wasn't the Stars That Thrilled Me
Written by Matt Dennis and Dave Gillam
Performed by Matt Dennis
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Moving
24 March 2002 | by calvertfanSee all my reviews

A couple who have been married for 8 years, and can not have children, wish to adopt one. When going through the form-filling procedure, Mr. Graham pauses very noticeably at one form which allows the adoption agency to delve into their private lives and "check him out", if you will.

The reason for this pause is told in retrospect to the agent after it is found that he not only has another wife, but a son by her.

Joan Fontaine was the standout star from this film. Just watch her face in the final courtroom scene - her expression really speaks a thousand words.

A short film, but utterly compelling. If you get the chance to see it - do!


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