Undercurrent

Undercurrent

DVD - 2007
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Ann Hamilton is a professor's daughter who is a young bride married to an industrialist. She begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her. Neither can she ignore the shadow of her brother-in-law Michael Garroway, whom she's never met but has been told so much about.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]
ISBN: 9781419848377
1419848372
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 U552m
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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Nursebob
Jan 03, 2018

What starts out as a noirish thriller swiftly becomes a turgid soap opera full of unlikely revelations, ridiculous twists, and the type of ham-fisted performances one would not expect from the likes of Hepburn and Taylor. The talents of co-stars Robert Mitchum, Marjorie Main, and Edmund Gwenn are similarly wasted. At least the music is pleasant (André Previn served as supervisor) and the B&W cinematography sparkles all the way from D.C. to S.F.

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Janice21383
May 16, 2011

This film is presented as a noir, or, as they put it at the time, a "thriller drama". In fact, it is a star vehicle for Katherine Hepburn, recalling earlier and better times. There's a little Philadelphia Story here, a little Alice Adams and Little Women there. Everyone gives a dreadful performance, in his or her own peculiar way. Robert Taylor is obviously frightened of Miss Hepburn, and Robert Mitchum is obviously not.

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