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The Unsuspected Details


Director Michael Curtiz masterfully tells the fictional story of radio host Alexander Grandison (Claude Rains) as derived from a novel by Charlotte Armstrong. Grandison spookily recites murder mysteries on his radio show, with intimate and excruciating details. The reason he's so good and popular is that some of the murders he presents really are his own. He kills one of his female workers, but her fiancée, Steven Francis Howard (Michael North), threatens to take revenge for her death. Howard tries to convince Grandison's niece, Matilda Frazier (Joan Caulfield), that he is her long-lost husband. Much mystery and intrigue follows. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

  • Release date:May 29, 1954


Joan Caulfield
as Matilda Frazier
Claude Rains
as Alexander Grandison
Audrey Totter
as Althea Keane
Constance Bennett
as Jane Moynihan
Fred Clark
as Richard Donovan
Hurd Hatfield
as Oliver Keane
Ted North
as Steven Francis Howard
Jack Lambert
as Mr. Press
Ray Walker
as Donovan's Assistant
Nana Bryant
as Mrs. White
George Meader
as Fritz
Harriet Matthews
as Mannish Woman
Wendy Lee
as Guest
Jean Andren
as Mother of the Bride
Bob Alden
as Messenger
Martha Crawford
as Guest
Faith Kruger
as Woman
Barbara Woodell
as Roslyn
Ray Montgomery
as Reporter
Douglas Kennedy
as Bill
Ed Parks
as Waiter
George Eldredge
Ross Ford
as Irving
Allan Ray
as Groom
Rory Mallinson


Michael Curtiz
Michael Curtiz
Charles Hoffman
Bess Meredyth
Ranald MacDougall
Elwood Bredell
Franz Waxman
Composer (Music Score)
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Frederick Richards
Anton Grot
Art Director
George J. Amy
Associate Producer
Milo Anderson
Costume Designer
Robert Burks
Special Effects
Perc Westmore