Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 220: Wed Aug 9

The Bigamist (Lupino, 1953): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6pm

This screening features an introduction by Aga Baranowska, Events Programmer. The film is also being shown on August 4th (details here).

Time Out review:
One of Ida Lupino's sympathetic little problem pictures. Its weakness, perhaps, is that in trying to avoid the obvious of making a whipping-boy of the bigamous husband, it creates characters who are a shade too good to be true. But the three lead performances are terrific, movingly illuminating the impasse whereby Edmond O'Brien's travelling salesman finds himself in love with two women - Joan Fontaine as the outgoing career-woman who can't have children, Lupino as the quiet home-lover who has borne him a child - each of whom brings him something the other can't. The complex issues are sketched in with both tact and compassion.
Tom Milne

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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