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The Bigamist (1953)

Filmmaker Ida Lupino adds noir suspense to the archetypal story of a cheating man.

Episode Notes

In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the drama The Bigamist (1953), directed by Ida Lupino.

Other titles mentioned in the episode:
Not Wanted (1949)
Outrage (1950)
On Dangerous Ground (1951)
The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
Never Fear (1949)
The Trouble With Angels (1966)
Gilligan’s Island
The Twilight Zone
Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Johnny Guitar (1954)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Mikey and Nicky (1976)
Hester Street (1975)
Crossing Delancey (1988)
The Fly (1986)
The Hurt Locker (2009)
Wanda (1970)

Kam’s review of Kino Lorber’s new Lupino box set, now streaming on Kino Now

Martin Scorsese on Lupino in the New York Times

On the next episode: Joan Micklin Silver’s Between the Lines (1977).

Comments or suggestions? Email us at flashback@slate.com.

Production by Chau Tu.

About the Show

Every two weeks, film critics Dana Stevens (Slate) and K. Austin Collins (Rolling Stone) revisit notable films from the past—movies outside of the current releases and that have influenced modern culture and canon—and analyze them with a contemporary, critical eye.

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  • Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

  • K. Austin Collins is a film critic for Rolling Stone and a crossword constructor for the New Yorker and the New York Times.