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A Double Life (1947)

104 min - Drama, Thriller, Crime - 25 December 1947
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Highly regarded theater actor Anthony John (Ronald Colman) has a violent temper, which leads his actress wife, Brita (Signe Hasso), to leave him. When the two perform together in a production of "Othello," the strain of playing Othello drives John insane, to the point of killing his mistress, Pat Kroll (Shelley Winters). John does not remember the incident, but is forced to face his actions when promoter Bill Friend (Edmond O'Brien) uses the murder to publicize the play.

Director:  George Cukor
Writers:  Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin
Stars:  Ronald Colman, Signe Hasso, Edmond O'Brien, Shelley Winters, Ray Collins, Philip Loeb, Millard Mitchell, Joe Sawyer, Charles La Torre, Whit Bissell, John Drew Colt, Peter M. Thompson, Elizabeth Dunn, Alan Edmiston, Art Smith, Sid Tomack, Wilton Graff, Harlan Briggs, Claire Carleton, Betsy Blair, Janet Warren

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Highly regarded theater actor Anthony John (Ronald Colman) has a violent temper, which leads his actress wife, Brita (Signe Hasso), to leave him. When the two perform together in a production of "Othello," the strain of playing Othello drives John insane, to the point of killing his mistress, Pat Kroll (Shelley Winters). John does not remember the incident, but is forced to face his actions when promoter Bill Friend (Edmond O'Brien) uses the murder to publicize the play.



Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  25 December 1947

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Universal Pictures, Kanin Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 44 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Ronald Colman {“Anthony John”} – WON
DIRECTING — George Cukor
MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) — Dr. Miklos Rozsa – WON
WRITING (Original Screenplay) — Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin


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