A Woman's Secret
A Woman's Secret (1949)

When an up-and-coming singer, Susan Caldwell (Gloria Grahame) is thrown into a coma by a gunshot wound, her mentor, Marian Washburn (Maureen O'Hara), confesses her guilt and explains the reasons behind her crime.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 5, 1949
DVD Release Date: January 16, 1991
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

There's too much unintended mystery about A Woman's Secret for it to be anything but spotty entertainment.

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Emanuel Levy

One of the few really weak films in Nicholas Ray's otherwise brilliant career. Even the acting is not very good, compared to In a Lonely Place, in which Ray's then wife-actress Gloria Grahame also stars.

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An early gem from Ray, who would undoubtedly go on to greater things, but who, at the very least, shows promise here.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Entertaining, and less routine than it sounds.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The tidied up gem of a mess still gives off an awful stink.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Nicholas Ray directed it, though his touch is apparent only in the handling of the unstable Grahame character; otherwise, it's probably his stodgiest, driest piece of work.

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TV Guide

It is hard to believe that a film directed by Ray and written by Mankiewicz could be anything less than brilliant.

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jay nixon
Without Gloria Grahame this would be a routine potboiler but it does have her and she is a saucy scheming delight that lifts the film up several notches.