The Unfaithful

Overview

Though not readily apparent at first, The Unfaithful is a remake of the 1940 Bette Davis vehicle The Letter, which in turn was adapted from the play by W. Somerset Maugham. The locale of the Maugham original has been shifted from the jungles of Malaya to the cozy confines of a middle-sized American town. Ann Sheridan stars as Chris Hunter, who late one night kills a man who tries to attack her in her own home. At least that's her story: it turns out that the dead man had once had an affair with Chris while her ...
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Overview

Though not readily apparent at first, The Unfaithful is a remake of the 1940 Bette Davis vehicle The Letter, which in turn was adapted from the play by W. Somerset Maugham. The locale of the Maugham original has been shifted from the jungles of Malaya to the cozy confines of a middle-sized American town. Ann Sheridan stars as Chris Hunter, who late one night kills a man who tries to attack her in her own home. At least that's her story: it turns out that the dead man had once had an affair with Chris while her serviceman husband Bob Zachary Scott was overseas. When it appears as though Chris might have intentionally murdered her assailant, faithful family friend and attorney Larry Hammaford Lew Ayres puts his career and reputation on the line by suppressing a valuable piece of evidence. Shorn of the class and race consciousness -- not to mention the eroticism and bitter irony -- of the Maugham original, The Unfaithful is able to move more logically to a happy or at least satisfying denouement.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/7/2009
  • UPC: 883316174807
  • Original Release: 1947
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,208

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ann Sheridan Chris Hunter
Lew Ayres Larry Hannaford
Zachary Scott Bob Hunter
Eve Arden Paula
Steven Geray Martin Barrow
John Hoyt Detective-Lieutenant Reynolds
Peggy Knudsen Claire
Marta Mitrovich Mrs. Tanner
Douglas Kennedy Roger
Claire Meade Martha
Frances Morris Agnes
Jane Harker Joan
Bob Alden Newsboy
Louis Austin Middle-aged Woman
Monte Blue Businessman
Paul Bradley Mr. Tanner
Paul Cavanagh Ronald Kilkerry
Dorothy Christy Mrs. Freedley
Julie Compton Gemma Houston
Donald Cook Terry Houston
Jerome Cowan Prosecuting Attorney
Jean de Briac Maitre d'
John Elliott Judge
Maude Fealy Old Maid
Mary Field Receptionist
Ross Ford Young Man
George Hickman
Betty Hill
Charles Jordan Attendant
Bob Lowell Reporter
Paul Lukas Colin Graham
Charles Marsh
Ray Montgomery Secretary
Jack Mower Plainclothesman
Richard Walsh
Eve Whitney Young Woman
Joan Winfield Girl
Technical Credits
Vincent Sherman Director
Robert Burks Special Effects
Alan Crosland Jr. Editor
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
David Goodis Screenwriter
James Gunn Screenwriter
Ernest Haller Cinematographer
Leo K. Kuter Art Director
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
William McGann Special Effects
Max Steiner Score Composer
Eve Unsell Screenwriter
John van Druten Screenwriter
Jerry Wald Producer
William Wallace Set Decoration/Design
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