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The Unholy Wife (1957)

The Unholy Wife





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In this crime thriller a young woman marries a wealthy vintner. Soon afterward, she falls in love with a handsome rodeo rider whom she sees every time her husband is away. One night, her mother-in-law spots a burglar outside the house and reports it to the police. The conniving wife sees a window of opportunity and plots the death of her husband, hoping to blame it on the burglar. Unfortunately, she accidentally murders her husband's friend. Fortunately, she is able to con her husband into taking the rap with the promise that he will be acquitted. During the trial, she lies and he is put away. Later she gets hers when her mother-in-law is poisoned and she is convicted of the crime. The irony of it all is that the wife is innocent of that crime.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Jonathan Latimer
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Diana Dors
as Phyllis Hochen
Rod Steiger
as Paul Hochen
Tom Tryon
as San Sanders
Beulah Bondi
as Emma Hochen
Arthur Franz
as Rev. Stephen Hochen
Luis Van Rooten
as Ezra Benton
Tol Avery
as Carl Kramer
James Burke
as Sheriff Wattling
Gary Hunley
as Michael
Joe De Santis
as Gino Verdugo
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A ponderous melodrama.

Full Review… | April 14, 2002
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Lurid and overbaked but man Diana Dors was beautiful.

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