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Ida Lupino United States, 1953

Michael Rozek's rating of the film The Bigamist

Taut, relentless in pitch, and, in the end, deeply thought-provoking--even meditative--about a little-understood phenomenon called "human nature." Don't let its noirish hue and meant-to-shock-in-its-time title mislead: the film is as nuanced as the day is long, marked by Lupino's always-steely direction and acting--she's its spine. Far beyond the sum of its apparent parts, and with a brilliant Leith Stevens score.