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A Double Life

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Original title
A Double Life
Year
Running time
96 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Garson Kanin, Ruth Gordon
Music
Miklós Rózsa
Cinematography
Milton Krasner (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Universal Pictures
Genre
Drama | Melodrama. Stage Play
Synopsis / Plot
The successful middle-aged Broadway actor Anthony "Tony" John is a dedicated lonely professional that still loves his former wife Brita. They are playing Othello for almost two years and Tony has a breakdown, beginning to lose his mind and sense of reality, confusing his identity with his characters. One night, he meets the waitress Pat Kroll in a distant bar and he spends the night with the easy woman. Then he proposes Brita, who is his best friend, but she refuses to marry him again triggering a jealousy process against their friend Bill. Tony decides to visit Pat late night and in an insanity process, he lives the situation of Othello killing Desdemona. The police arrest a suspect but Bill wants to prove that Tony is responsible for the murder.
Awards
1947: 2 Academy Awards: Best Actor (Ronald Colman), OST (Drama or Comedy). 4 Nom.
1947: Golden Globes: Best Actor (Ronald Colman)
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