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
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 U552m
Language Note: Closed-captioned
English dialogue, English or French dialogue
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Aug 14, 2018

And, I ask you - Was Hollywood pretty-boy, Robert Taylor really one of the film industry's top male stars of the 1940's? Was he?

'Cause, believe me - If he actually was, he really needed to get over his own good looks and, like, take some serious acting lessons - Pronto! He really did.... (Hey! I ain't kidding here!)

IMO - 1946's "Undercurrent" was pure Tinseltown dreck, from start to finish.

This film's story has got to be one of the goofiest tales about a closeted psycho and his repressed hatred for his brother that I have ever seen.

And, finally - Speaking about the forever brittle and affected actress, Katharine Hepburn - Not only did the cameraman overdo it with all of his "soft focus" close-ups of her - But, I think that the whole point of this film was just a shallow pretense in order to get Hepburn to parade around in one smart outfit after another.

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.

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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