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Thy Neighbor's Wife Details


Producer-director-star [[Performer~P92998~Hugo Haas~hugohaas]] attempts a costume melodrama in Thy Neighbor's Wife. Plotwise, it's the usual Haas formula: a middle-aged man, his voluptuous young wife and a handsome interloper. In the 19th century, a Moravian magistrate (Haas) swears vengeance when his gorgeous bride ([[Performer~P50284~Cleo Moore~cleomoore]]) renews her romance with her ex-flame ([[Performer~P125039~Ken Carlton~kencarlton]]). When the young man's uncle is murdered, the judge prosecutes his wife's lover for the crime, despite the fact that he's already heard a confession from the village-idiot ([[Performer~P22462~Tom Fadden~tomfadden]]). To make sure that the young man is hanged, the judge kills the real killer; this is witnessed by the judge's wife, who is likewise promptly murdered by her over-zealous husband. Eventually, justice -- or rather, conscience -- emerges triumphant. The ad campaign for Thy Neighbor's Wife included an alluring 8 X 10 of the bare-backed [[Performer~P50284~Cleo Moore~cleomoore]] being flogged, though this is hardly an important moment in the film's course of events. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi