Sunday, February 4, 2018

Jason goes to Noir City--Day 6

Just one film last Wednesday night. I needed to get to bed early for work on Thursday.

THE UNSUSPECTED (1947): Claude Rains is always excellent, and his distinctive voice is put to great work as a suave radio mystery show host Victor Grandison. His secretary is found hanging from a chandelier in his private office. It's officially ruled a suicide, as he had no apparent motive to kill her, and he's an upstanding member of society with a reputation beyond repute. He is...unsuspected. Well, there's a convoluted story that I couldn't possibly recap now. I'll just say the twists and turns are fantastic, but mostly it's the performance of Claude Rains that makes this such a delight. Especially the ending.

Running Time: 103 minutes
My Total Minutes: 467,112

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