So Evil My Love

So Evil My Love

Director: Lewis Allen Cast: Ann Todd, Ray Milland, Geraldine Fitzgerald


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Taking advantage of Paramount's "frozen funds" in Britain, producer Hal Wallis was able to film much of So Evil My Love in London. Based on a novel by Joseph Shearing, whose previous Gothic romances included Moss Rose and Blanche Fury, the film stars Ray Milland in his first (but hardly his last) all-out villainous characterization. Milland is cast as charming scoundrel Mark Bellis, or at least that's what he's calling himself at the moment. Escaping his latest criminal escapade by boat, Bellis falls victim to a malaria epidemic. Nursed back to health by young widow Olivia Harwood (Ann Todd), Bellis repays the favor by pretending to fall in love with her, all the while intending to deplete her of her estate and bank account. Eventually Bellis' evil nature corrupts Olivia as well, prompting her to indulge in blackmail, with her old school friend Susan Courtney (Geraldine Fitzgerald) as the victim. Eventually, Olivia is driven to commit murder, carefully arranging the evidence to convict poor Susan. But when Bellis double-crosses her one time too many, Olivia belatedly does the "right thing," clearing her conscience if not her good name.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/2017
UPC: 0025192397509
Original Release: 1948
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 26,819

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ann Todd Olivia Harwood
Ray Milland Mark Bellis
Geraldine Fitzgerald Susan Courtney
Moira Lister Kitty Feathers
Martita Hunt Mrs. Courtney
Raymond Huntley Henry Courtney
Leo G. Carroll Jarvis
Muriel Aked Hattie Shoebridge
Raymond Lovell Edgar Bellamy
Roderick Lovell Sir John Curle
Finlay Currie Dr. Krylie
Maureen Delaney Curtis
Ivor Barnard Mr. Watson
Ernest Jay Smathers
Hugh Griffith Coroner
Zena Marshall Lisette
Eliot Makeham Joe Helliwell
Guy le Feuvre Dr. Pound
Vincent Holman Rogers
John Wilder Footman

Technical Credits
Lewis Allen Director
William Alwyn Score Composer
Frank Bevis Production Manager
Vera Campbell Editor
Cecil Cooney Camera Operator
Mark Evans Asst. Director
Mutz Greenbaum Cinematographer
Sophia Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Ronald Millar Screenwriter
Tom Morahan Art Director,Production Designer
Leonard Spigelgass Screenwriter
Leonard Trumm Editor
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Victor Young Score Composer

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