Edmund O'Brien stars as Harry Graham in Ida Lupino's THE BIGAMIST.
Joan Fontaine and Edmund O'Brien as Eve and Harry Graham in Ida Lupino's THE BIGAMIST.
Ida Lupino directs and co-stars as Phyllis Martin, one of Edmund O'Brien's two wives in THE BIGAMIST.
Edmund O'Brien is a man with a secret in Ida Lupino's THE BIGAMIST.
Joan Fontaine as Eve Graham in Ida Lupino's THE BIGAMIST.
A prototypical noir composition, featuring Edmund O'Brien as THE BIGAMIST, directed by Ida Lupino.
Edmund O'Brien stars as Harry Graham in Ida Lupino's THE BIGAMIST.
Ida Lupino directs and co-stars as Phyllis Martin, one of Edmund O'Brien's two wives in THE BIGAMIST.
In Ida Lupino's THE BIGAMIST, Edmund O'Brien spends plenty of time alone even when he's not.
Joan Fontaine as Eve Graham in Ida Lupino's THE BIGAMIST.
Harry (Edmund O'Brien) woos Phyllis (Ida Lupino) on a city bus in Ida Lupino's THE BIGAMIST.
Ida Lupino as Phyllis in THE BIGAMIST, the only of her films as director in which she also starred.

The Bigamist

Ida Lupino, 1953, U.S.

Brand New 4K Restoration! THE BIGAMIST is an sympathetic portrait of a figure historically given very short shrift: the title character is not only a two-timer—he’s a traveling salesman as well. But, as embodied by that perpetually pressured everyman of the 1950s, Edmond O’Brien, the bigamist comes across as a victim of his own sensitivity. Caught between two complementary spouses, O’Brien’s dazed indecisiveness dominates the narrative. As always in Ida Lupino’s directorial efforts, a strong social consciousness informs all choices: Joan Fontaine is an upper-crust “lady,” reverently attached to her dying father, while Lupino herself plays a tough-talking working woman, waitressing in a cheap Chinese restaurant. But no on-screen triangle could beat the one behind the camera—THE BIGAMIST was produced and written by Collier Young, Lupino’s longtime collaborator and recently divorced husband, whose new wife was none other than Joan Fontaine. The cast includes Edmund Gwenn, Kenneth Tobey and Jane Darwell.

Details

  • 80 min
  • B&W
  • In English

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  • Blu-ray
  • DCP
  • DVD

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