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Death is a Caress (1949)

Døden er et kjærtegn (original title)
The story of a working man who has a gorgeous fiancee but she falls for a rich older woman - who turns out to be a femme fatale.


Edith Carlmar


Otto Carlmar, Arne Moen (novel)


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Cast overview:
Claus Wiese ... Erik Hauge
Bjørg Riiser-Larsen Bjørg Riiser-Larsen ... Sonja Rentoft
Eva Bergh Eva Bergh ... Marit, Eriks forlovede
Ingolf Rogde Ingolf Rogde ... Rentoft, direktør
Einar Vaage Einar Vaage ... Toresen, mekaniker (as Einar Våge)
Brita Bigum Brita Bigum ... Brita
Sossen Krohg Sossen Krohg ... Vera (as Sossen Schjelderup)
Signe Heide Steen Signe Heide Steen ... Martha, Sonja pike
Haakon Arnold Haakon Arnold ... Olsen, konstabel
Eugen Skjønberg Eugen Skjønberg ... Byrettsdommeren (as Eugen Schjønberg)
Henrik Anker Steen Henrik Anker Steen ... Fritjof
Gisle Straume Gisle Straume ... Eriks advokat
Anders Sundby Anders Sundby ... Anton


The story of a working man who has a gorgeous fiancee but she falls for a rich older woman - who turns out to be a femme fatale.

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Release Date:

29 August 1949 (Norway) See more »

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Thanks to my good Norwegian pal.......
27 October 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

...it is my first comment on a Norwegian film. My friend told me it is the only film noir ever made in his country..

This is the story of a working man,who's got a gorgeous fiancée and who falls for a rich older woman,a femme fatale who will be his downfall.

Sometimes looking like a "Room at the top" in reverse (but the Norwegian work was made before Clayton's one),the relationship between the two lovers is harsh and the last picture makes your hair stand on end.

Made at a time when women directors were rare (Ida Lupino,Jacqueline Audry),it is less eventful than the contemporary film noirs.

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