The Man Who Cheated Himself

A veteran homicide detective witnesses his girlfriend kill her former husband.
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  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: January 8, 2008
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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User Ratings: 276
Rating: 4/4 -- Thoroughly satisfying film noir. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Oct 1, 2018
Rating: 6/10 -- Within the limitations of this sort of tightly wound melodrama, it delivers an entertaining morsel sure to please fans of noir and postwar unease. Full Review
PopMatters
Oct 2, 2018
Rating: B -- An engaging film noir efficiently directed by Felix E. Feist. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 14, 2005
Rating: 3/4 -- Under Feist's watchful eye, the film takes the hard-boiled noir and turns it into visual poetry. Full Review
From the Front Row
Jun 3, 2019

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Police Detective Ed Cullen is running hot and heavy with his clandestine lover, socialite Lois Frazer. Their passion is interrupted when her estranged husband enters the house through a balcony door and Lois "accidentally" shoots him twice at close range. Unwilling to put their affair on hold, Ed begins to orchestrate an elaborate cover-up. Dumping the body at the airport, Cullen's car is observed leaving the scene, but when the witnesses cannot identify him, it looks like the murderous couple are in the clear. However, his kid-brother Andy, recently promoted to detective, smells a rat and refuses to let the case stay closed - although he has no idea how close to home and to what tragic consequences his suspicions will lead.

Director Felix Feist delivers a fast-paced and under-appreciated film noir gem in The Man Who Cheated Himself. Lee J. Cobb created the iconic roles of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman (1949), and Johnny Friendly, mob boss in the 1954 Academy Award- winning classic, On The Waterfront. Jane Wyatt gained fame playing Ronald Coleman's paramour in the 1937 masterpiece, Lost Horizon but is best known today for her role as Margaret Anderson, the mother on the 1950s TV series, "Father Knows Best," for which she won three Emmys.

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  • Sales Rank: 44,405
  • UPC: 089218550491
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