My streaming gem: why you should watch The Bigamist

Published on Apr 10, 2020

My streaming gem: why you should watch The Bigamist

The latest in a seres of writers highlighting underrated films available to stream sees a recommendation for Ida Lupino’s taut 1953 drama about a love triangle

Ida Lupino is the great director of noirs, thrillers and message pictures from the 1950s – an inspired film-maker to compare with Nicholas Ray and Robert Siodmak. She combined it with being a producer, a distributor and, most importantly of all, a star, directing herself in this fierce, extraordinarily potent drama, which candidly delivers its subject matter right up front in the title. It tells us a lot about the sexual politics of the age.

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Read full article at: The Guardian - Film News

Author: Peter Bradshaw