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The Unsuspected (1947)





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In this taut crime drama, a radio broadcaster hosts a popular murder-mystery show. However, the host himself is actually a deranged killer. After he murders a female staffmember, he thinks he's committed the perfect crime. What he doesn't realize is that the deceased's fiancé knows the truth and wants revenge.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Warner Home Video


Claude Rains
as Victor Grandison
Joan Caulfield
as Matilda Frazier
Audrey Totter
as Althea Keane
Constance Bennett
as Jane Moynihan
Hurd Hatfield
as Oliver Keane
Ted North
as Steven Francis Howard
Fred Clark
as Richard Donovan
Jack Lambert
as Mr. Press
Ray Walker
as Donovan's Assistant
Nana Bryant
as Mrs. White
Walter S. Baldwin
as Justice of the Peace
Ross Ford
as Irving
Art Gilmore
as Announcer
Lucille Vance
as Frizzy-haired Woman
David Leonard
as Dr. Edelman
Cecil Stewart
as Al, the Piano Player
Bob Alden
as Messenger
Richard Walsh
as Reporter
Ray Montgomery
as Reporter
Ed Parks
as Waiter
Allan Ray
as Groom
Alan Ray
as Groom
Jean Andren
as Mother of the Bride
Hal Craig
as Policeman
Jack Cheatham
as Policeman
Harriet Matthews
as Mannish Woman
Wendy Lee
as Guest
George Eldredge
as Bit Part
Arthur Gilmore
as Announcer
Rory Mallinson
as Ballistics Lab Technician
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Directed in a grand expressionist style by Michael Curtiz.

Full Review… | March 1, 2005
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Audience Reviews for The Unsuspected

This film is more exercise than anything else, but director Michael Curtiz shows his skill at creating visual flair to rank alongside many of the great stylists who forever fill our film noir imagination. Claude Rains is utterly convincing as the wealthy radio show host up to no good. Even if the plot is a little more than creaky, Curtiz's visual polish makes up for it. In the noir universe, style is almost always more important than a coherent story (remember "The Big Sleep"?) Something "The Unsuspected" proves clearly. *** Three Stars -Oliver Spivey

oliver spivey
oliver spivey

A fine little noir with some entertaining performances and a grisly plot. Claude Rains is creepy and subtly humorous as a Garrison Keillor-type with a penchant for murder.

Caleb McCandless
Caleb McCandless

71/100. Solid film-noir with Claude Rains delivering his usual stellar performance. Good mystery with stylish and effective cinematography. Audrey Totter gives a great supporting performance, in a role typical of her in the late 1940's. The entire cast is fine. Very entertaining.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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