Friday, June 30, 2017

Impact (1949) Brian Donlevy

A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.

Thinking he has a perfect life, Walter Williams (Brian Donlevy) will soon find out he's standing on a mountain of betrayal. There is good acting all around, from the main stars down to supporting cast, and an excellent plot. See Mae Marsh, a silent film star who plays Ella Raines mother, and also look for a brief cameo appearance by syndicated columnist and radio personality Sheila Graham, playing herself. Anna Mae Wong plays the maid in this film, an old time character actress from the days of silent films, she has a small but important role in the film, for she holds the key literally, to how the whole movie ends. Impact should be at the top of every film enthusiast's list! ★★★★


 Arthur Lubin


 Dorothy Davenport (screenplay) (as Dorothy Reid),Jay Dratler (screenplay) 


 Brian DonlevyElla RainesCharles Coburn

Brian Donlevy & Ella Raines

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