This Is My Love

This Is My Love is a 1954 American drama film directed by Stuart Heisler, written by Hugh Brooke and Hagar Wilde, and starring Linda Darnell, Rick Jason, Dan Duryea, Faith Domergue, Connie Russell and Hal Baylor. It was released on November 11, 1954, by RKO Pictures.[1][2][3]

This Is My Love
Directed byStuart Heisler
Produced byHugh Brooke
Screenplay byHugh Brooke
Hagar Wilde
Story byHugh Brooke
StarringLinda Darnell
Rick Jason
Dan Duryea
Faith Domergue
Connie Russell
Hal Baylor
Music byFranz Waxman
CinematographyRay June
Edited byOtto Ludwig
Production
company
Allen Dowling Pictures
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • November 3, 1954 (1954-11-03) (Los Angeles)
  • November 11, 1954 (1954-11-11) (United States)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Plot

Vida Dove lives with younger sister Evelyn and brother-in-law Murray Myer, working in a diner he owns. A former beau of hers, Murray fell in love with her sister, married her, then became paralyzed from a car crash. He now suffers from frequent convulsions and is bitter and cruel to Vida, calling her a spinster and cajoling her to marry and move out.

Vida does have a boyfriend, Eddie Collins, but isn't crazy about him. She forms an instant attraction, however, when Eddie brings his handsome friend Glenn Harris to the diner. Glenn asks her out, but Vida is shocked to discover that Glenn is interested in the married Evelyn as well.

Murray has fits of jealous rage. He makes accusations against his wife when she comes home late. Vida is overjoyed when Glenn asks her on another date, then devastated to learn that Evelyn put him up to it, just to fool her husband. Vida can't believe her sister is going to steal a man she loves for the second time.

At home, Vida takes sleeping pills and neglects Murray, who goes into convulsions. Next morning, she finds him dead. A police investigation, however, shows that Murray received a fatal injection of poison before he died, and Evelyn immediately becomes their prime suspect. Vida refuses to help her sister, and Glenn comes to hate her for it. However, she seems to have a change of heart, and is last seen walking into the police station.

Cast

References

  1. "This Is My Love (1954) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  2. "This Is My Love". TV Guide. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  3. "Movie Review - This is My Love (1954) At the Palace". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
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