#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Music teacher Christine Radcliffe thought her love Karel Novak died in the war. When he miraculously returns, she realizes she loves him more than ever and insists they marry. However, a wealthy composer, Hollenius with whom she had become involved after learning her real love had supposedly died, refuses to let her go and at her wedding reception offers Karel the chance to solo his new cello concerto and a chance at success… but is he planning to ruin Karel’s music career and their marriage?
Plot: After marrying her long lost love, a pianist finds the relationship threatened by a wealthy composer who is besotted with her.
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Absorbing acting and filming, top of their games in an aging musical genre
A marvelous chamber piece, in a way, involving orchestral music. The cast begins with two principals, played with usual intensity by Bette Davis and with usual restraint by Paul Henreid. This broods a bit and suggests trouble, and then comes the third player, who outdoes them both, in the form of Claude Rains. The rest of the movie is an interplay between the three, a push and pull and game of dodging and, of course, deception.
So how to judge this kind of tightly woven enterprise? It feels as though William Wyler could have directed it, so polished and rich it all is. But this is a Warner Brothers drama, so there is another kind of layer of dark danger, and of a noir inspired lighting and camera-work. This visual aspect, in a way, is the real star of the film, which says a lot, considering the high level of acting involved.
In all it’s purely an entertainment, but at the highest level. The backdrop of classic music and classical musicians hasn’t worn well over the years, but I grew up with this kind of scene and it brought back a lot of those vibes. A terrific movie within its own genre.
“Remember, folks, when you spell ‘Drawrof’ backward . . . ”
” . . . it spells ‘Forward,'” rattles off the glib cleaning product radio spot announcer midway through DECEPTION. That sentence sums up this flick perfectly. It harks back to Hollywood’s infamous Pre-Code Days, when a married couple could conspire to get away with the cold-blooded murder of their wealthy benefactor and walk away light-of-heart, free as birds, without a care in the world, counting up their ill-gotten booty as the slain Founder of their Feast collects blow flies in a pool of blood on his grand staircase. J.K. Simmons of WHIPLASH fame wouldn’t last 10 minutes if Bette Davis was still around to contest his Beat. As soon as Ms. Davis waltzes into Alfred Hitchcock’s Death Penthouse from ROPE and sits down at that Piano of Doom, it’s clear that someone’s biting the dust sooner rather than later. Ms. Davis’ Musical Love-Triangled “Christine” seems much more of an inspiration for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s PHANTOM Christine than the one of that 1800s French writer guy. Speaking of music, DECEPTION score composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold demonstrates how to condense Claude Rains’ cello concerto, boiling it down to four minutes. This, after Korngold cuts the Second Movement of Beethoven’s Seventh to 70 seconds, far less than it takes in a concert hall, or even its running time in THE FALL. It’s all enough to make one wonder whether Bette’s “Ilsa” would have gunned down Bogart’s Rick in CASABLANCA. After all, “Drawrof” spelled backward is “Forward!”
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Director Irving Rapper
Writer John Collier, Joseph Than, Louis Verneuil
Actors Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm