The Bigamist DVD
British-born Ida Lupino both acts and directs here, one of the first women in Hollywood to do so (she would go on to write, too). The impressive cast also features Academy Award winners Joan Fontaine and Edmond O’Brien, as well as Edmund Gwenn.
**Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.
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This drama shows a fine man with good life values. Edmond O'Brian is the bigamist. Copyrighted in 1953.
Joan Fontaine is the beloved wife. Years later, she is virtually the business manager, a housewife without enough to do. She expanded the business from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Now, since she can not conceive, she finally decides to adopt.
Edmond meets Ida Lupino on one of his very lonely trips to L.A. during a bus tour. She resists. Somehow, they strike up a friendship. He knows she is a waitress, earns poor wages. During an overnight trip to Tijuana, they must have done a sex deed.
On his next visit to Los Angeles, he tracks Ida down. She lost her job and the landlady unhappy with non-payment of rent. The doctor declaring it is about time that somebody took care of this seriously ill and pregnant woman!
Edmond marries Ida falsely and pays all bills to take care of Ida and his first child.
Edmund Gwenn shows up at his L.A. house. He is the adoption agent. Again, Ida is sick and the baby too. O'Brian explains, just be quiet!
Gwenn reports findings. Watch the Trial. Watch the wives. But, somehow I have deep sympathy for O'Brien. He did his best under the circumstances! His one flaw was opening his pants fly. Otherwise, he was the most nice man I saw in many films. This was powerful story!
Moral: Keep your pants closed, boys!