Ida Lupino: Groundbreaker
(NR) USA – 1 hr 20 min
1953 · d. Ida Lupino Reviews
Starring Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmond O’Brien
A traveling salesman (Edmond O’Brien) and his wife (Joan Fontaine) dream of adopting a child. But the application process unearths a secret—he has a parallel life in another town with a second spouse (Ida Lupino). With the truth out in the open, the salesman recounts the long road of loneliness, desperation, and moral compromise that brought about his “insane double life.” Lupino brings her signature tough but nonjudgemental humanism to this noir-tinted melodrama.
Shown in conjunction with the film course Femme Auteur: The Films of Ida Lupino, this screening will be introduced by the course’s instructor, Maurizio Giammarco, Ph.D.