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Ida Lupino United States, 1953

I.Camera's rating of the film The Bigamist

While Ida Lupino is rightly celebrated as a pioneering director, a female voice within a very male genre, this film does not hold up as well as The Hitch-Hiker. The tone is uneven, veering from the overly moralistic (backed by booming orchestral noise) to a more poignant drama. Joan Fontaine and Lupino are both great, but O'Brien was not one of the period's best leading men - it's hard to see the (double) attraction.