Deception Poster

Release Date: 1946

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
Cellist Karel Novak (Paul Henreid) was presumed to be killed during the war; so his sudden return surprises everyone, especially his lover Christine Radcliffe (Bette Davis). She is overjoyed that he is alive, but their reunion is uneasy, as he suspects that she found someone else in his absence. Still, they quickly marry in an attempt to rebuild their lives. At their wedding the jealous behavior of Composer Alexander Hollenius (Claude Rains) leads Karel to suspect that he may be the other man.

Cast: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid, John Abbott, Benson Fong

Director: Irving Rapper

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Melodramatic, Love triangle, New York City, Love, Suspenseful, Rivalry, 1940s