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A Woman's Secret [Region 2]

Maureen O'Hara , Melvyn Douglas , Nicholas Ray  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Maureen O'Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame, Bill Williams, Victor Jory
  • Directors: Nicholas Ray
  • Producers: A Woman's Secret
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 84.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0019D21VI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #739,784 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Spain released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), Spanish ( Mono ), Spanish ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Biographies, Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Susan is laying in the hospital with a bullet near her heart. Marian has told the police that she shot Susan in a rage as Susan was giving up her singing. Marian and Luke found Susan when she was a failure. A singer with a limited range, she was a diamond in the rough to which Marian and Luke taught how to walk, dress and talk. With the singing lessons, Marian had hoped that she would have the career that Marian would have had if she had not lost her voice. Even thought Susan is a scatterbrain girl, Luke does not believe that Marian would or was capable of shooting her. Luke hopes that Detective Fowler will be able to find out the truth and free Marian.; ...A Woman's Secret

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3.0 out of 5 stars NICHOLAS RAY, OPUS 2 March 9, 2008
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*** 1949. Directed by Nicholas Ray. A WOMAN'S SECRET's screenplay was an adaptation of Vicki Baum's Mortgage On Life written by Herman J. Mankiewicz. Maureen O'Hara confesses to the police that she's just shot Gloria Grahame but neither his friends neither Police Insp. Jim Fowler believe her. Nicholas Ray's second film is not as good as his first one THEY LIVE BY NIGHT They Live by Night / Side Street (Film Noir Double Feature) but is still enjoyable. The most interesting idea of the film, apart of the flashback building, is the way Maureen O'Hara describes herself as Gloria Grahame's double. She lives through Gloria -Estrellita- Grahame since the day she lost her voice. Unsettling. If you own a multi zone DVD player, you can buy a DVD zone 2 of this film at Amazon.fr.
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting December 12, 2011
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I purcased the video for the song, "Paradise," that Gloria Graham sings in her audition. This the most erotic rendition I've ever heard of this wonderful ol' tune.

The film is pedestrain, at best. Its premise is inchoherent and is never explained. Addditionallly, there other semi-major coherent lapses.

Nonetheless, it's a pleasure to see Gloria Graham and Murine O'Hara working together.
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic movie October 19, 2013
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Maureen O'Hara very good as usual very good story line! not her usual type of movie but very very good!
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RKO Radio Pictures present "A WOMAN'S SECRET" (1949) (85 mins/B&W) (Dolby digitally remastered) --- Starring Maureen O'Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame, Bill Williams & Victor Jory, directed by Nicholas Ray and released in March 5, 1949, our story line and film is an early gem from Nicholas Ray, who would go on to greater things, but who shows his abilities here ... told in flashback, it's the story that leads to the death of singer Susan revealed as the ungrateful, selfish and deceitful protége of Marian, who has devoted her life to making Susan's career a success after her own ambitions had been thwarted --- Good cast in a well directed story.

Under Nicholas Ray (Director), Herman J. Mankiewicz (Producer), Vicki Baum (novel Mortgage on Life), Herman J. Mankiewicz (Screenwriter), Nacio Herb Brown (Original Music), Frederick Hollander (Original Score), George E. Diskant (Cinematographer), Sherman Todd (Editor), Clark Burke (Production Design), Carroll Clark (Art Direction), Albert S. D'Agostino (Art Direction), Harley Miller (Set Decoration), Darrell Silvera (Set Decoration), Edward Stevenson (Costume Design), Gordon Bau (Makeup Artist), Doran Cox (Assistant Director), Clem Portman (Sound Dept), Francis M. Sarver (Sound Dept),.Earl A. Wolcott (Sound Dept), Russell A. Cully (Special Effects) - - - - the cast includes Maureen O'Hara (Marian Washburn), Melvyn Douglas (Luke Jordan), Gloria Grahame (Susan Caldwell aka Estrellita), Bill Williams (Lee Crenshaw), Victor Jory (Brook Matthews), Mary Philips (Mrs. Mary Fowler), Jay C. Flippen (Police Insp. Jim Fowler), Robert Warwick (Assistant District Attorney Roberts), Curt Conway (Doctor), Ann Shoemaker (Mrs.
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