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"MARGARET LOCKWOOD as BEDELIA who had more than her share of men, jewels, and love and wanted more, more, MORE!"
  • Approved
  • 1946
  • 86 hr
  • 6.6  (397)

Bedelia is a 1946 suspenseful thriller film directed by Lance Comfort based on a novel by Vera Caspary. The movie tells the story of Bedelia Carrington, a charming and beautiful young widow with a mysterious past, and her relationships with two different men. Margaret Lockwood plays the titular character of Bedelia, a woman who captures the heart of her new husband, Charlie Carrington, played by Ian Hunter, soon after meeting him on a train. Charlie falls deeply in love with Bedelia and sweeps her off her feet, and they start a passionate love affair. Shortly after their wedding, Charlie discovers some strange letters hidden in Bedelia's belongings, which hint at her involvement in the death of her previous husband.

The movie then delves into Bedelia's past relationships and the various incidents that led to the death of her ex-husband. A detective, played by Barry K. Barnes, begins to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding Bedelia's past, and as the mystery deepens, Charlie begins to question whether he should trust his new bride.

As the plot unfolds, we learn more about Bedelia's manipulative ways and her true character. She is fiercely independent and resourceful, always thinking on her feet and scheming to get what she wants. The film portrays her as a master of disguise, using her charm and wit to deceive those around her.

Despite Bedelia's unsettling past and questionable morals, the audience is drawn to her. Margaret Lockwood's portrayal of Bedelia is complex and captivating, and she is able to convey both the character's charm and her cunning nature effectively.

The dynamic between Bedelia and Charlie is central to the film, showcasing how love can be easily manipulated and twisted to serve one's selfish desires. Ian Hunter portrays Charlie as a loving and innocent man who is completely enamored by Bedelia, and his naivete creates a sharp contrast to Bedelia's cunning and manipulative nature.

The film's suspenseful buildup is expertly crafted, with director Lance Comfort skillfully capturing the characters' emotions and weaving in moments of tension and mystery. The movie keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, wondering what Bedelia's true intentions are and what will happen to her next.

Overall, Bedelia is a thrilling and suspenseful film that will keep viewers engrossed until the very end. It explores the dark and often manipulative sides of human nature and highlights the dangerous consequences of allowing oneself to be blindly consumed by love. The performances by the lead actors are excellent, and the film's direction and cinematography are top-notch. It is a classic suspense film that deserves to be seen and appreciated by modern audiences.

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    6.6  (397)