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A woman (Jane Wyatt) in the process of divorce shoots her husband and gets her police lieutenant boyfriend (Lee J. Cobb) to help hide the body.

Cast & Crew

Lee J. Cobb
Lt. Ed Cullen
John Dall
Andy Cullen
Jane Wyatt
Lois Frazer
Lisa Howard
Janet Cullen
Alan Wells
Nito Capa
Harlan Warde
Howard Frazer
Tito Vuolo
Pietro Capa
Charles Arnt
Ernest Quimby
Marjorie Bennett
Muriel Quimby
Bud Wolfe
Officer Blair
Howard Negley
Detective Olson
Art Milan
United Airlines Clerk
Gordon Richards
Albert the Butler
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  • Sep 07, 2018
    This noir features Cobb as a veteran cop who tangles himself up in a murder case. It fails, interestingly enough, because the writer cannot provide a plausible explanation for Cobb's character breaking the law after convincingly setting him up as an upholder of it. One cannot submit to the fantasy of believing that "this schmuck thinks he can get away with it?!?" I spent the time waiting for Cobb's character to "get real", but it doesn't happen. Oh well.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2018
    Should have. Would have. Could have. A nice little Film Noir that should have been great if it would have had more Jane Wyatt, who was absolutely great in this picture, and could have unleashed Lee J. Cobb and his famous mercurial temper, but instead underplays his role.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Jan 03, 2008
    <DIV ALIGN=center><B>THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF (1950) directed by Felix E. Feist starring Lee J. Cobb, John Dall, Jane Wyatt</B></DIV><P><DIV ALIGN=justify>A man plans everything before leaving on a trip to kill his wife and not be suspected. He and his wife dont have a happy marriage, so she suspects something when she finds a receipt for a gun. She calls her lover, a cop. One things lead to another, she kills her husband and the cop has to hide all traces of the murder. His brother, a new investigate is the only one a bit too eager about the case and is a bit too suspicious, leading him to uncompromising conclusion.<P><I>The Man Who Cheated Himself</I> tells a classic story, we've seen that one redone many times, so we can see the ending coming. Its really is a film noir plot, involving a murder and the hero does everything for the love of a woman, even though we dont really feel he has that much strong feelings for her. Anyways, its the 50's, the acting skills, or technic were different a bit.<P>Then ending is very much similar to Carol Reed's <I>The Third Man</I> in the tunnels, so it lacks originality. Despite of it all, <I>The Man Who Cheated Himself</I> has interesting performances, some good storytelling and a cool title. Decent.</DIV>
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