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The Whole Truth (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | September 1958 (USA)
A movie executive is framed for the murder of his beautiful promiscuous leading lady by her jealous, estranged husband.

Directors:

John Guillermin, Dan Cohen (uncredited)

Writers:

Jonathan Latimer (screenplay), Philip Mackie (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Max Poulton
Donna Reed ... Carol Poulton
George Sanders ... Carliss
Gianna Maria Canale ... Gina Bertini
Michael Shillo Michael Shillo ... Inspector Simon
Richard Molinas Richard Molinas ... Gilbert
Peter Dyneley ... Willy Reichel
John Van Eyssen John Van Eyssen ... Archer
Philip Vickers Philip Vickers ... Jack Leslie
Jimmy Thompson Jimmy Thompson ... First Assistant
Hy Hazell Hy Hazell ... American Woman
Carlo Giustini Carlo Giustini ... Leading Man (as Carlo Justini)
Agnes Lauchlan Agnes Lauchlan ... Englishwoman
Jacques Cey Jacques Cey ... Barman
Hugo De Vernier Hugo De Vernier ... Hotel Receptionst
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Storyline

Movie producer Max Poulton is having an on again, off again affair with Gina Bertini, the temperamental leading lady in his latest movie which is filming in the French Riviera. Gina and Max's current off again status is due to Max vowing to make a go of his marriage to his loving wife, Carol Poulton, with who he has had a sometimes strained relationship. Gina and Max's relationship moves into another realm when she threatens to tell Carol of the the affair. That's why Max is hesitant to divulge the full nature of his relationship to Gina when she is found murdered. He is certain that the murderer is a man named Carliss, who introduced himself to Max earlier as being with Scotland Yard, he assisting the local French authorities in the investigation into Gina's murder, this before Gina was actually murdered. Carliss seemingly is trying to frame Max for the murder. Max understands more when he learns who Carliss is. Despite the authorities being after him, Max does whatever he can both ... Written by Huggo

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FRENZIED SUSPENSE! - an adventure in fear when a film producer faces real murder! See more »


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Release Date:

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the names, characters or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional. See more »

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After leaving Max and Carol, and trying to make an escape before the police arrive, Carliss jumps in the car in the left-handed driver's seat. The long shot of the car tearing down the hill then shows it to be a European version of the same car with the driver in a right-handed driver's seat. Various subsequent shots - close, long and from inside have Carliss appearing to be driving from the right seat, left seat and in between the two. See more »

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15 July 2013 | by RanchoTuVuSee all my reviews

A film producer accused of murdering the leading lady of his latest project must acquit himself and save his marriage. Stewart Granger was more than apt at the part of the producer and his relationship with Donna Reed (who plays the part of his wife) is full of fairly intelligent dialogue. George Sanders' character as the actual killer of the leading lady, who had totally humiliated him with her numerous affairs, makes convincing sense as the plot unfolds of an older man confronted with a marriage that's only evidence of matrimony was the worthless piece of paper the marriage certificate was written on. The ending is a bit of a stretch, but there are a lot of nice interior shots of the jet set enjoying a swanky party on the French Riviera where the story takes place.


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