The Bigamist

Release Date: December 3, 1953

Run Time: 80 mins

Genre: Drama, Romance, Film Noir

Color: Black and White

Country: USA

Director: Ida Lupino

Stars: Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn

Synopsis: Legendary multi-talent Ida Lupino serves as both director and star of this 1953 film noir about a man with two families - one in San Francisco, the other in Los Angeles - which only becomes known after he and one of his wives attempt to adopt a child. Cited as the very first film in which a female star directed herself, The Bigamist is a compelling drama featuring a first-rate cast helmed by heavyweights Joan Fontaine, Edmond O'Brien, Edmund Gwenn, and, of course, Lupino herself as the man's second wife down south.

Format: Pro-Res, 23.98 fps, SD


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