They Won't Believe Me

They Won't Believe Me

Irving Pichel (1947)

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Robert Young sheds his good guy image here to play a rogue on trial for murder. He has cheated on his wealthy wife, neatly played by the underrated Rita Johnson, getting involved with a young writer (Jane Greer) and then with a gold-digging secretary (Susan Hayward). Told as a long flashback, this is written by crime novelist Jonathan Latimer, produced by Hitchcock associate Joan Harrison, and directed by former actor Irving Pichel. It's a bit artificial, but still neatly produced and engrossing.


A man on trial for the murder of his lover takes the witness stand to plead his innocence. He reveals how he was trapped in a loveless marriage because he needed his wife's money to support him. When his latest mistress died in a car accident, he saw an opportunity to escape, but the plan quickly spiraled out of control. Drama, starring Susan Hayward and Robert Young.

Cast & Crew

Larry Ballentine Robert Young (1)
Verna Carlson Susan Hayward
Janice Bell Jane Greer
Gretta Ballentine Rita Johnson
Trenton Tom Powers
Lt Carr George Tyne
Thomason Don Beddoe
Cahill Frank Ferguson
Judge Fletcher Harry Harvey
Director Irving Pichel
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd