Wives Under Suspicion

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Wives Under Suspicion
Wives Under Suspicion poster3.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by James Whale
Produced by Edmund Grainger
Written by Ladislas Fodor (play The Kiss Before the Mirror)
Tom Barry
Myles Connolly
Starring Warren William
Gail Patrick
Cinematography George Robinson
Edited by Charles Maynard
James Whale Productions
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • June 3, 1938 (1938-06-03) (United States)
Running time
69 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Wives Under Suspicion is a 1938 crime film directed by James Whale, starring Warren William, Gail Patrick, Ralph Morgan, and Constance Moore, and released by Universal Pictures. In 1966, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the Universal Pictures failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.[1]


A district attorney (William) realizes that his own wife (Patrick) might be having an affair while he is prosecuting a cuckolded murderer.


Earlier version[edit]

Wives Under Suspicion is a remake of a film also directed by Whale, The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933). Ralph Morgan, brother of Frank Morgan, who plays the prosecutor in The Kiss Before the Mirror, appears in the remake.


  1. ^ Pierce, David (June 2007). "Forgotten Faces: Why Some of Our Cinema Heritage Is Part of the Public Domain". Film History: An International Journal. 19 (2): 125–43. doi:10.2979/FIL.2007.19.2.125. ISSN 0892-2160. JSTOR 25165419. OCLC 15122313. 

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