Special: Ida Lupino

The Bigamist

Ida Lupino
USA 1953
79 min

THE BIGAMIST is the story of Harry Graham, a salesman travelling between two towns and two wives. In its portrayal of Harry’s “double life”, the film takes on a double life of its own, hovering as it does between two genres. Telling the story through Harry’s voice-over, yet eschewing the iconic character of the femme fatale, Lupino’s film reveals and recasts film noir as male melodrama par excellence. In its rendering of this emotionally paralysed man, able only to reveal the truth of his duplicity to us, the film audience, THE BIGAMIST is a fascinating study of the post-War male. (Amelie Hastie)
35mm preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Preservation funding provided by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

  • Ida Lupino - Phyllis Martin
  • Joan Fontaine - Eve Graham
  • Edmond O’Brien - Harry Graham
  • Edmund Gwenn - Mr. Jordan
  • Collier Young based on a story by Larry Marcus and Lou Schor
  • George Diskant
  • Dick Tyler
  • Howard Wilson
  • Stanford Tischler
  • Leith Stevens
  • James Sullivan
The Filmmakers
Reel Media International
KirchMedia Betastr. 1 85774 Unterföhring, Deutschland T 89 99 56 22 55 F 89 99 56 27 51
35 mm
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