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Though not readily apparent at first, The Unfaithful is a remake of the 1940 Bette Davis vehicle Bette Davis, 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Ann Sheridan
as Chris Hunter
Lew Ayres
as Larry Hannaford
Zachary Scott
as Bob Hunter
Eve Arden
as Paula
Steven Geray
as Martin Barrow
John Hoyt
as Detective-Lieutenant Reynolds
Peggy Knudsen
as Claire
Douglas Kennedy
as Roger
Frances Morris
as Agnes
Bob Alden
as Newsboy
Monte Blue
as Businessman
Dorothy Christy
as Mrs. Freedley
Jerome Cowan
as Prosecuting Attorney
Mary Field
as Receptionist
Ross Ford
as Young Man
Betty Hill
Charles Jordan
as Attendant
Ray Montgomery
as Secretary
Jack Mower
as Plainclothesman
Joan Winfield
as Girl
Paul Cavanagh
as Ronald Kilkerry
Julie Compton
as Gemma Houston
Donald Cook
as Terry Houston
Paul Lukas
as Colin Graham
Joan Winfield
as Girl
Jack Mower
as Plainclothesman
Jerome Cowan
as Prosecuting Attorney
Mary Field
as Receptionist
Charles Jordan
as Attendant
Donald Cook
as Terry Houston
Paul Cavanagh
as Ronald Kilkerry
Dorothy Christy
as Mrs. Freedley
Julie Compton
as Gemma Houston
Bob Alden
as Newsboy
Monte Blue
as Businessman
Ray Montgomery
as Secretary
Ross Ford
as Young Man

Crew

Vincent Sherman
Director
Jerry Wald
Producer
Eve Unsell
Screenwriter
David Goodis
Screenwriter
John van Druten
Screenwriter
Charles B. Lang
Cinematographer
Ernest Haller
Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Alan Crosland, Jr.
Editor
William McGann
Special Effects
Robert Burks
Special Effects
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