A Woman's Secret (1949)

A Woman's Secret




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Movie Info

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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Herman J. Mankiewicz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 16, 1991
RKO Radio Pictures



as Marian Washburn

as Susan Caldwell

as Luke Jordan

as Brook Matthews

as Mrs. Fowler

as Inspector Fowler

as Mrs. Matthews

as Nurse

as Desk Sergeant

as Stage Manager

as Piano player

as Actress

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Radio Director

as Policeman

as Dr. Ferris

as Waitress

as Master of Ceremonies

as Mr. Emory

as Photographer

as Prof. Camelli

as Mr. Pierson

as Moderator

as Announcer

as Announcer

as Messenger Boy

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.

Full Review… | October 22, 2007
Top Critic

Entertaining, and less routine than it sounds.

Full Review… | February 11, 2006
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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 8, 2011

The tidied up gem of a mess still gives off an awful stink.

Full Review… | March 28, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It is hard to believe that a film directed by Ray and written by Mankiewicz could be anything less than brilliant.

Full Review… | October 22, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

Super Reviewer

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