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The Unsuspected (3-Oct-1947)

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writers: Ranald MacDougall; Bess Meredyth

From novel: The Unsuspected by Charlotte Armstrong

Music by: Franz Waxman

Producer: Charles Hoffman

Keywords: Mystery, Thriller, Film Noir

The secretary of a radio mystery series host hangs herself -- though not so, a fact revealed in the film's opening moments. Despite the premise, a suspenseful mystery thriller with perhaps too many plot twists and a few plot holes. Outstanding cast, striking cinematography, overall quite stylish. The skill of director Michael Curtiz more than makes up for whatever flaws may be present.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Baldwin
2-Jan-1889 27-Jan-1977 The Best Years of Our Lives
Constance Bennett
22-Oct-1904 24-Jul-1965 The Affairs of Cellini
Joan Caulfield
1-Jun-1922 18-Jun-1991 Dear Ruth
Fred Clark
19-Mar-1914 5-Dec-1968 A Place in the Sun
Hurd Hatfield
7-Dec-1917 26-Dec-1998 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Jack Lambert
13-Apr-1920 18-Feb-2002 Riverboat
Claude Rains
10-Nov-1889 30-May-1967 The Invisible Man
Audrey Totter
20-Dec-1918 12-Dec-2013 The Unsuspected


Joan Caulfield   ...   Matilda Frazier
Claude Rains   ...   Victor Grandison
Audrey Totter   ...   Althea Keane
Constance Bennett   ...   Jane Moynihan
Hurd Hatfield   ...   Oliver Keane
And Introducing
Michael North   ...   Steven Francis Howard
Fred Clark   ...   Richard Donovan
Jack Lambert   ...   Mr. Press
Ray Walker   ...   Donovan's Assistant
Harry Lewis   ...   Max
Nana Bryant   ...   Mrs. White
Walter Baldwin   ...   Justice of the Peace


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