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17 days to watch
3.5
200 Ratings

The Bigamist

Directed by Ida Lupino
United States, 1953
Drama
  • English
  • English

Synopsis

San Francisco businessman Harry Graham and his wife and business partner, Eve, are in the process of adopting a child when private investigator Jordan uncovers the fact that Graham has another wife…

Our take

We celebrate International Women’s Day with a masterpiece by true movie pioneer and auteur, Ida Lupino. First as a star and later as a co-founder, producer and director for a too short-lived independent production company, she stands as an icon for fighting for female creative impact in Hollywood.

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Critics reviews

Lupino once again takes a sensationalistic premise and scales it down to the level of recognizable, relatable behavior. Eve and Phyllis are designed as opposites who appeal to different sides of Harry’s personality, but the movie doesn’t reduce them to types; they remain fully rounded characters.
November 12, 2018
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The movies Lupino directed for Filmakers included socially conscious melodramas such as Outrage (1950) and lean noirs like The Hitch-Hiker (1953). The Bigamist, remarkably complex and deeply sympathetic to all three of its protagonists, is a hybrid of both genres—call it a melo-noir.
November 09, 2018
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