William Dieterle (director) THE ACCUSED (1949) Set of 14 photos


Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1949. Set of fourteen (14) vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white glossy silver gelatin photos. All have studio copyright information at the bottom white margin. Most dated 1949, but at least one is dated 1948 as the film was  held back for release. Various ink stamps on verso, including those of periodical libraries, N.S.S. Corp, one with a Jan. 20, 1949 date stamp and one with “Photo by Mal. Bulloch”. Minor soil to blank white margins, overall near fine.

Loretta Young made the transition — in nearly all genres of film for more than four decades– in acting style and in styles of drama and comedy. She excelled as the woman in danger in the noir genre. She was more than effective as a psychology professor who murders in self-defense during an attempted rape (in this film, the crime committed is presented as justified from the first scene). Young was brilliant at creating the tension the story needed. Some of those tense scenes are present in this selection of photos. Grant, pp. 15-16. Silver, Ward, Ursini, Porfirio, p. 23-24.

Amongst Loretta’s co-stars present are Robert Cummings, Douglas Dick, Wendell Corey and Sam Jaffe.

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