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A Double Life (1947)




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In this film, Ronald Colman stars as an off-the-beam actor. A beloved stage star, Colman has problems with his private life, due to his unpredictable outbursts of temper. This trait has already cost him his wife, Signe Hasso, and threatens to sabotage his career.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 22, 2003
Universal Studios Home Video


Ronald Colman
as Anthony John
Edmond O'Brien
as Bill Friend
Shelley Winters
as Pat Kroll
Paddy Chayefsky
as Photographer
Philip Loeb
as Max Lasker
Joe Sawyer
as Pete Bonner
Whit Bissell
as Dr. Stauffer
John Drew Colt
as Stage Manager
Peter Thompson
as Assistant Stage Mana...
Art Smith
as Wigmaker
Sid Tomack
as Wigmaker
Wilton Graff
as Dr. Mervin
Harlan Briggs
as Oscar Bemard
Betsy Blair
as Girls in Wig Shop
Janet Warren
as Girls in Wig Shop
Marjorie Woodworth
as Girls in Wig Shop
Curt Conway
as Reporter
John Derek
as Police Stenographer
Buddy Roosevelt
as Fingerprint Man
Fred Hoose
as Laughing Man
Bruce Riley
as Man at Party
Wayne Treadway
as Man at Party
Pete Sosso
as Tailor
Mary Worth
as Woman in Audience
Robert Emmett Keane
as 2nd Photographer
Kay Lavelle
as Large Woman
Harry Bannister
as 2nd Actor
Laura Brooks
as Dowager
Harry Oldridge
as Stagehand
Nick Dennis
as Stagehand
Barry Macollum
as Stagehand
Frank Richards
as Stagehand
Janet Manson
as Girls in Lobby
Augusta Roeland
as Girls in Lobby
Russ Conway
as Reporter
Joe Bernard
as Husband
Charles Jordan
as Bartender
Joey Ray
as Boyer
Don McGill
as Man at Party
Hal Melone
as Head Usher
Elmo Lincoln
as Detective
Phil MacKenzie
as Police Photographer
Watson Downs
as Bootmaker
Albert Pollet
as Costume Designer
Beatrice Gray
as Audience
Clare Alden
as Audience
Diane Stewart
as Audience
Mike Stokey
as Audience
James F. Cade
as Audience
Jerry Salvail
as Audience
Guy Bates Post
as Actor in 'Othello'
Leslie Denison
as Actor in 'Othello'
David Bond
as Actor in 'Othello'
Virginia Patton
as Actor in 'Othello'
Thayer Roberts
as Actor in 'Othello'
Percival Vivian
as Actor in 'Othello'
Boyd Irwin
as Actor in 'Othello'
Fay Kanin
as Actor in 'Othello'
Frederic Worlock
as Actor in 'Othello'
Arthur E. Gould-Port...
as David Bond ["othello...
Elliott Reid
as Actor in 'A Gentlema...
Georgia Caine
as Actor in 'A Gentlema...
Mary Young
as Actor in 'A Gentlema...
Ray Collins
as Victor Donlan
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Critic Reviews for A Double Life

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It was the role of a lifetime, for any actor, but Colman got it, and he nailed it. He won an Oscar and a Golden Globe, and he deserved them.

Full Review… | September 26, 2012
Combustible Celluloid

Colman faz um belo trabalho como o perturbado ator que falha em separar realidade da ficção, mas Cukor e seus roteiristas se perde nos aspectos da produção que devem ao noir, tornando-a frágil e artificial.

February 19, 2009
Cinema em Cena

Subtle, well-directed drama.

Full Review… | August 8, 2008
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for A Double Life

An actor gets too involved in his roles and eventually looses himself in the role of Othello. Colman gives a great performance in this movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Coleman allegedly pulls this one of his hat for an Oscar win at the end of his career but I wasn't terribly impressed. Silly at times.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer


Suspenseful story, wonderfully acted by Ronald Colman, Shelley Winters gives excellent support. Good score, but it?s Colman?s film all the way. Good writing.

James Higgins

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