The Other Woman (1954 film)

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The Other Woman
The Other Woman FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Hugo Haas
Produced by Hugo Haas
Screenplay by Hugo Haas
Starring Hugo Haas
Cleo Moore
John Qualen
Jan Arvan
Lance Fuller
Music by Ernest Gold
Cinematography Eddie Fitzgerald
Edited by Robert S. Eisen
Production
company
Hugo Haas Productions
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 2, 1954 (1954-12-02) (United States)
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Other Woman is a 1954 film noir written, directed and produced by Hugo Haas. Haas, Cleo Moore and John Qualen starred in the film.[1]

Plot[edit]

After aspiring actress Sherry Stewart auditions for director Walter Darman but doesn't get the part, she decides to blackmail him.

Sherry and her boyfriend Ronnie cook up a scheme, drugging Darman's drink, lying to him later that he and Sherry had become intimate, then threatening to tell his wife unless Darman comes up with $50,000.

Darman decides to confront Sherry directly, but tempers flare and he strangles her to death. His wife Lucille chooses an inopportune time to confront the actress herself, finding the body. A police inspector suspects the truth and Darman's guilty conscience eventually forces him to confess.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Film critic Dennis Schwartz dismissed the film as "...a dull film noir, suffering from an unconvincing plot, and dry acting."[2] Cinema scholar Milan Hein is much more sympathetic to the film. "The Other Woman is Haas' most ambitious film, with many themes and motifs mirroring his own career: life in exile characterized by disillusionment and entrapment, loss of one's identity and social status, hopeless struggle with the Hollywood machinery, and the impossibility of fully realizing one's artistic visions."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Other Woman on IMDb.
  2. ^ Schwartz, Dennis, film review, Ozus' World Movie Reviews. March 28, 2013.
  3. ^ Hein, Milan, "Hugo Haas. Forgotten Émigré", Noir City, Winter 2012. November 22, 2016

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