A Woman's Secret


A Woman's Secret

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When an up-and-coming singer, Susan Caldwell (Gloria Grahame) is thrown into a coma by a gunshot wound, her mentor, Marian Washburn (Maureen O'Hara), confesses her guilt and explains the reasons behind her crime.


Maureen O'Hara
as Marian Washburn
Gloria Grahame
as Susan Caldwell
Melvyn Douglas
as Luke Jordan
Bill Williams
as Lee Crenshaw
Victor Jory
as Brook Matthews
Mary Philips
as Mrs. Fowler
Jay C. Flippen
as Inspector Fowler
Ann Shoemaker
as Mrs. Matthews
Emory Parnell
as Desk Sergeant
Dan Foster
as Stage Manager
Charles Wagenheim
as Piano player
Lynn Whitney
as Actress
George Douglas
as Policeman
Lee Phelps
as Policeman
Mickey Simpson
as Policeman
Bert Davidson
as Radio Director
Guy Beach
as Policeman
Tom Coleman
as Policeman
Raymond Bond
as Dr. Ferris
John Laing
as Radio Announcer
Lorelei Vitek
as Waitress
Frederic Nay
as Master of Ceremonies
Forbes Murray
as Mr. Emory
Ralph Montgomery
as Photographer
John Parrish
as Prof. Camelli
Oliver Blake
as Mr. Pierson
Paul Guilfoyle
as Moderator
Jack Rourke
as Announcer
Norman Nesbitt
as Announcer
Conrad Binyon
as Messenger Boy
Ralph Stein
as Mr. Harris
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Critic Reviews for A Woman's Secret

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

  • There's too much unintended mystery about A Woman's Secret for it to be anything but spotty entertainment.

    Oct 22, 2007 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Top Critic
  • Entertaining, and less routine than it sounds.

    Feb 11, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Nicholas Ray directed it, though his touch is apparent only in the handling of the unstable Grahame character; otherwise, it's probably his stodgiest, driest piece of work.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • One of the few really weak films in Nicholas Ray's otherwise brilliant career. Even the acting is not very good, compared to In a Lonely Place, in which Ray's then wife-actress Gloria Grahame also stars.

    Mar 8, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • The tidied up gem of a mess still gives off an awful stink.

    Mar 28, 2008 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • It is hard to believe that a film directed by Ray and written by Mankiewicz could be anything less than brilliant.

    Oct 22, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Woman's Secret

Without Gloria Grahame this would be a routine potboiler but it does have her and she is a saucy scheming delight that lifts the film up several notches.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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