Tension (1949)

Richard Basehart plays a meek, henpecked chemist whose wife (Audrey Totter) is unfaithful. Using his knowledge of undetectable poisons, Basehart formulates a plan to murder his wife's lover. He eventually decides against so drastic a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 23, 1949
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It rambles from one thing to another in a most unsuspenseful way and ends with a shattering revelation which you can see coming a half-hour in advance.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The tension seemed real.

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Bruce Bruce
This came from a Warner Brothers Film Noir Double Feature. For me, the highlight of this film noir was simply ogling the two female leads, played by Audrey… More
Laura Cameron
A pretty straightforward noir. Decent storytelling and a standout performance by Audrey Totter. I have to say I was lost as to why Cyd Charisse's character… More
Veronique Kwak
1949 "tension" is an underrated b picture with audrey totter who made her cameo in "postman always rings twice" as the flirtatious red-head… More
Michael Gildea
I know Tension isn't that great but I liked it a lot. The otherwise ignorable Richard Basehart was pretty good (and dare I say enjoyable) as a sap… More