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Deception (18-Oct-1946)

Director: Irving Rapper

Writers: John Collier; Joseph Than

From a play: Monsieur Lambertheir aka Satan aka Jealousy by Louis Verneuil

Original Music and Hollenius' Cello Concerto by: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Producer: Henry Blanke

Keywords: Drama, Film Noir

Wartime lovers are separated, and musician Christine Radcliffe believes cellist Karel Novak to have been killed. Upon return to New York she becomes the kept woman of composer Alexander Hollenius. When Novak shows up in New York by chance, Christine tries to keep their past history a secret from Hollenius. Claude Rains as Hollenius in particular turns in an excellent performance in this stylish noir melodrama.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Abbott
5-Jun-1905 24-May-1996 The Woman in White
Bette Davis
5-Apr-1908 6-Oct-1989 All About Eve
Benson Fong
10-Oct-1916 1-Aug-1987 Flower Drum Song
Paul Henreid
10-Jan-1908 29-Mar-1992 Casablanca
Claude Rains
10-Nov-1889 30-May-1967 The Invisible Man


Bette Davis   ...   Christine Radcliffe
Paul Henreid   ...   Karel Novak
Claude Rains   ...   Alexander Hollenius
John Abbott   ...   Bertram Gribble
Benson Fong   ...   The Manservant


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