The Unsuspected (MOD)

Victor Grandison, a suave radio host of a weekly radio crime series secretly commits the perfect murder, then puts the case on the air. Claude Rains (Casablanca) plays the smooth, scheming radio star in this swanky film noir.


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The Unsuspected (MOD)
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (8)
  • Emotionally engaging (7)
  • Great cinematography (7)
  • Talented cast (7)
  • Original story (4)

Cons

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  • At home (7)
  • Adult viewers (5)
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  • Travel (3)
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A Must for Classic Film Collectors

If you love "Classic Film," you already know this is an important and enjoyable Claud Rains entry.What you need to know is:1. Good contrast and sharpness for a direct to DVD...Read complete review

If you love "Classic Film," you already know this is an important and enjoyable Claud Rains entry.What you need to know is:1. Good contrast and sharpness for a direct to DVD transfer.2. Good audio as well.3. Low quality DVD-R product. Worth purchasing during sale events only.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

CLASSIC WHO DUNIT W/GREAT ACTORS & STORY

By KENNETH LANGLOTZ,JR

from MT. FUJI, JAPAN, SOUTH SLOPE HANGING TEN

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Pros

  • Broad Appeal
  • Emotionally Engaging
  • Engaging Characters
  • Great Cinematography
  • Original Story
  • Talented Cast

Cons

    Best Uses

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    • At Home
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    Comments about The Unsuspected (MOD):

    CLASSIC WHO DUNIT.....THIS MYSTERY KEEPS YOU GUESSING FROM START TO FINISH. WELL DONE WITH GREAT ACTORS, ENGAGING MYSTERY, DONE IN BLACK AND WITH CLASSIC STYLE!!!!MORE PLEASE!!!

     
    5.0

    CLASSIC WHO DUNIT!!!!!

    By KENNETH LANGLOTZ,JR.

    from MAUI, HAWAII, NORTH SHORE

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    Pros

    • Broad Appeal
    • Emotionally Engaging
    • Engaging Characters
    • Great Cinematography
    • Original Story
    • Talented Cast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • In The Car
      • Perfect Gift
      • Special Needs
      • Travel
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about The Unsuspected (MOD):

      CLASSIC WHO DUNIT, YES, GREAT ACTORS, YES, WITH GREAT MYSTERY STORY YES!!!THIS MOVIE HAS EVERYTHING!!HOPE TO SEE MORE LIKE THIS MOVIE BEING RELEASED IN THE FUTURE!!!THANK YOU!!!

       
      4.0

      Good one

      By Fan 30-40

      from Glendale, Az.

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      Pros

      • Emotionally Engaging
      • Engaging Characters
      • Talented Cast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • Travel

        Comments about The Unsuspected (MOD):

        Very good movie and very good acting.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Classic B/W noir photography

        By Cactus Elf

        from Lomita California

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Great Cinematography

        Cons

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            Comments about The Unsuspected (MOD):

            Although the motivation for the first murder which sets the plot in motion is never truly explained the film is one of director Curtiz's best . Certainly one of the 1940s most stylish and best looking films . I saw it as a child when it was new and have enjoyed it a dozen times since. Claude Rains is wondereful as the contriver of the considerable violence .

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Tasty Little Thriller

            By Bill

            from Lakewood, CO

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            Pros

            • Excellent performances
            • Great dialogue
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home

              Comments about The Unsuspected (MOD):

              This audacious tongue-in-cheek mystery reveals its killer in the first scene, yet still manages to enthrall us for the next 100 minutes. Using shadows and mirror images to keep us guessing who is who and what is what, the movie takes us down a delightfully twisted path. Thinking about the movie later, you might begin to notice a few plot holes, but the story is tight while you are watching it.

              The performers deliver the sophisticated dialogue in high style---with Rains at his oily best and Totter doing a great impression of Bette Davis. Caulfield plays it suitably innocent as the confused heroine back from the dead.

              The B&W image is solid most of the time, but there are a few rough patches at the reel changes. The audio is fine. The "trailer" is simply the first three minutes of the film, with no superimposed text or voice-overs. If this is really the original trailer, then it's another audacious move by the filmmakers.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Claude Rains An Actor's Voice !

              By J.Gabin

              from Pasadena, CA

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              Pros

              • Emotionally Engaging
              • Engaging Characters
              • Great Cinematography
              • Original Story
              • Talented Cast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home
                • Perfect Gift
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about The Unsuspected (MOD):

                C.Rains + M.Curtiz = HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
                However the dvd was just "OK", the film source print is in need of restoration for sure!.
                Not that good Image at all nevertheless contrast, and black level are quite good and also the sound is quite clear! So still very watchable print.
                Classic Film Noir(Remarkable German Expressionism opening sequence) from a Great Director,and a Great Actor in a fine story!

                Once again HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A Must for Classic Film Collectors

                By Jim

                from Blairsden, CA

                About Me Movie Buff

                Pros

                • Emotionally Engaging
                • Engaging Characters
                • Great Cinematography
                • Talented Cast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about The Unsuspected (MOD):

                    If you love "Classic Film," you already know this is an important and enjoyable Claud Rains entry.What you need to know is:1. Good contrast and sharpness for a direct to DVD transfer.2. Good audio as well.3. Low quality DVD-R product. Worth purchasing during sale events only.

                    (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A dark and cunning Claude Rains .

                    By Alexnoir

                    from Montclair ,NJ 07042

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                    Pros

                    • Alexnior loves this one
                    • Broad Appeal
                    • Emotionally Engaging
                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • Original Story
                    • Sharp as a tack
                    • Talented Cast

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Perfect Gift

                      Comments about The Unsuspected (MOD):

                      I really found this film a real dark and handsome film with taste, terror and tension all the way. The entire cast was snap on target with a very snappy performance by Audrey Totter. It really held my attetion and I could watch this Film Noir numerous times. I would highly recommend the film to anyone who loves and wants to know how the whole rollercoster ride in this classic style will hold your attention. I really loved Claude Rains in this one. Great job WB in the release of this film.

                      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Good Video Quality

                      By emiliano

                      from Miami, Fl.

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                      Pros

                      • Emotionally Engaging
                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Great Cinematography
                      • Talented Cast

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Viewers
                        • At Home

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                        (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        A great forgotten gem

                        By Brian R

                        from Alabama

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                        Pros

                        • Classic
                        • Engaging
                        • Thriller

                        Cons

                        • Confusing

                        Best Uses

                        • Entertainment

                        Comments about The Unsuspected (MOD):

                        This was a great movie I'd never heard of before. I have to say it starts out a little confusing as the information makes it seem to be about a serial killer from a radio show, when that is actually only at the beginning. From that point on, it's more of a mystery as to what is really going on as a woman long thought dead returns just as her husband shows up...but she doesn't remember marrying him. All in all, it ties up very well in the end and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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