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A Woman’s Secret

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

With:
Maureen O'Hara Melvyn Douglas Gloria Grahame Bill Williams Victor Jory Jay C. Flippen

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

Story [from Vicki Baum’s novel Mortagage on Life] opens with Maureen O’Hara confessing to the shooting of Gloria Grahame, a trollop-minded chirp she has coached into the bigtime. O’Hara’s friend (Melvyn Douglas) doesn’t believe she did the shooting, and picture then goes into a confusing flashback account of her life as told by Douglas to a police detective (Jay C. Flippen). Footage moves constantly from the present to the past as Douglas tries to justify his belief in Miss O’Hara’s innocence.

O’Hara gives a straightforward account of herself. Grahame carries handicap of bad makeup and unbecoming hairdress, and Douglas is too coy as the piano-playing friend. Flippen is topnotch as the detective, lifting his scenes, as does Mary Phillips as his amateur private-eye wife.

A Woman's Secret

Production: RKO. Director Nicholas Ray; Producer Herman J. Mankiewicz; Screenplay Herman J. Mankiewicz; Camera George Diskant; Editor Sherman Todd; Music Frederick Hollander; Art Director Albert S. D'Agostino, Carroll Clark

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1949. Running time: 84 MIN.

With: Maureen O'Hara Melvyn Douglas Gloria Grahame Bill Williams Victor Jory Jay C. Flippen

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