A Woman's Vengeance

  • 1947
  • 1 HR 36 MIN
  • NR

One of a handful of films scripted by Aldous Huxley in Hollywood, this stars Boyer as a man accused of murdering his invalid wife because of the affair he has had with a younger and prettier woman whom he married soon after his wife's death. All the evidence points to his guilt until the real killer, Tandy, confesses in a last-minute breakdown. A love-starved...read more

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One of a handful of films scripted by Aldous Huxley in Hollywood, this stars Boyer as a man accused of murdering his invalid wife because of the affair he has had with a younger and prettier woman whom he married soon after his wife's death. All the evidence points to his guilt until the

real killer, Tandy, confesses in a last-minute breakdown. A love-starved spinster, Tandy murdered Boyer's wife to get back at Boyer for not reciprocating her affections. The best scene in this film is the one in which Hardwicke and Tandy are sitting in a living room as he works on her to get her

to admit her guilt in the murder of Boyer's wife, while the hour of Boyer's execution approaches. When she leaves the room for a minute, Hardwicke quickly turns the mantel clock forward one hour. The tension continues as the supposed hour of execution comes and goes and she admits her guilt. After

finally getting the truth out of Tandy, Hardwicke phones the prison to save Boyer's life. Definitely one of Hardwicke's finest roles. An intriguing tale, classily produced, boasting a stellar performance by Boyer and a strong script and dialog by Huxley.

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