Secret Beyond the Door

Secret Beyond the Door

Joan Bennett
Director: Fritz Lang Cast: Joan Bennett
Joan Bennett
, Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
, Anne Revere
Anne Revere
Fritz Lang

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Even star Joan Bennett and director Fritz Lang regarded The Secret Beyond the Door as the weakest of their collaborative efforts. Bennett plays spoiled socialite Celia, who falls recklessly in love with the handsome but emotionally complex Mark Lamphere (Michael Redgrave, in his first American film). After their wedding, Celia becomes uncomfortably aware that Mark's mild distrust of women is actually a deep-set, and potentially dangerous, hatred. Even when facing the possibility that she'll be murdered in her sleep, Celia remains loyal to her unbalanced husband. The slowly mounting tension is enhanced by the mood-drenched cinematography of Stanley Cortez and the feverish musical score by Miklos Rozsa. But when it's all over, The Secret Beyond the Door fails to linger in the memory in the manner of such earlier Lang-Bennett efforts as The Woman in the Window and Scarlet Street.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2012
UPC: 0887090046107
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 33,937

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Bennett Celia Lamphere
Michael Redgrave Mark Lamphere
Anne Revere Caroline Lamphere
Barbara O'Neil Miss Robey
Natalie Schafer Edith Potter
Anabel Shaw Intellectual Sub-Deb
Rosa Rey Paquita
James Seay Bob Dwight
Mark Dennis David
Virginia Brissac Sarah
Tom Chatterton Judge
David Cota Knife Fighter
Frank Dae Country Squire
Harry Denny College President
Watson Downs Conductor
Danny Duncan Ferret-Faced Man
Virginia Farmer Lavender Falls Couple
Paul Fierro Fighter
Jesse Graves Porter
Marie Harmon Actor
Donald Kerr Ticket Man
Nolan Leary Station Agent
Ralph Littlefield Gothic Man
Donna Martell Young Mexican Girl
Kay Morley Sub-Debs
Pedro Regas Waiter
Julian Rivero Proprietor
Paul Scardon Owl Eyes
Houseley Stevenson Andy
Lucio Villegas Priest
Eddy Waller Lem
Crane Whitley Actor
Wayne Treadway Beefy Man
Robert Espinosa Actor
Peggy Remington Dean of Women
Paul Cavanagh Rick Barrett

Technical Credits
Fritz Lang Director,Producer
John P. Austin Set Decoration/Design
Stanley Cortez Cinematographer
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Arthur D. Hilton Editor
Max Parker Production Designer
Silvia Richards Screenwriter
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Secret Beyond the Door
1. Opening [:12]
2. Holy Matrimony [14:22]
3. Levender Falls [13:02]
4. Split Personality [9:22]
5. Rooms Of Death [11:18]
6. The Key [15:52]
7. The Secret [7:24]
8. Mysteries Of the Past [13:11]
9. Chapter 9 [14:13]

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