The Unsuspected (1947)

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The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.

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  • Constance Bennett and Claude Rains in The Unsuspected (1947)
  • Claude Rains and Jack Lambert in The Unsuspected (1947)
  • Claude Rains and Joan Caulfield in The Unsuspected (1947)
  • Claude Rains and Joan Caulfield in The Unsuspected (1947)
  • Claude Rains, Hurd Hatfield, and Audrey Totter in The Unsuspected (1947)
  • Constance Bennett, Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Hurd Hatfield, Ted North, and Audrey Totter in The Unsuspected (1947)

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21 October 2007 | gracchi
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| Radio's Golden Age
I liked this bit of film noir. The story is a bit confusing and it lacks a solid foundation for introducing and developing characters. Unlike most films, this film might have been over edited. Another 10-15 minutes of character development might have helped.

Now having said all that, what I truly liked about this film is that it is set during the golden age of radio. Its nice to have a contemporary view of this now lost and long forgotten world. We get to see a production of an "old time radio" program. We see how sound was recorded before taping became practical. Claude Rains' character is a narrator of a spooky, murder mystery radio show very much along the lines of popular radio programs such as "The Whistler" or "Suspense" or "Lights Out." Rains was perfectly cast in this role. His "radio voice" hearkens back to the day when "the Man in Black" or "the Whistler" kept millions of Americans entranced by the glowing dial in their darkened den or bedroom.

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