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A Double Life

  • Film

Time Out says

The first of Cukor's string of fruitful collaborations with screenwriters Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon, a curious melodrama about a Broadway matinée idol who so loses himself in his role as Othello that he carries it over, murderously, into a backstreet affair with a waitress. The theatre scenes are so brilliantly observed, so rich in the sort of affectionate detail that made The Actress a small masterpiece, that the film seems to grind gears uncomfortably when venturing into the grey and shabby B movie world of the murder. All the more so in that it then returns to its happier idiom for a grand finale of on-stage retribution. Flawed, undoubtedly, but fascinating.
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Release Details

  • Duration:104 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:George Cukor
  • Screenwriter:Garson Kanin, Ruth Gordon
  • Cast:
    • Ronald Colman
    • Signe Hasso
    • Edmond O'Brien
    • Shelley Winters
    • Ray Collins
    • Millard Mitchell
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