The Bigamist (1953)

Ida Lupino directs Joan Fontaine, herself and Edmond O’Brien in this drama where a salesman finds himself leading a double life when he marries the lonely woman he falls for when his first wife becomes obsessed with work.

Framed and told like mystery noir, yet all the characters are given complexity, sympathy and humanity. O’Brien is a bit of a back on his heel lug in this. It is hard to see what either of his wonderful secret wives see in him. Nice feminist message about the limited opportunities afforded to women in work and relationships even when we witness both are far more capable sellers than the shared man of their houses. Great stuff.

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