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
Aldo Gandia
Failed film noir, yet nonetheless a treat for fans of the genre. Director John Berry and cinematographer Harry Stradling Sr.deliver the goods with gorgeous,… 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
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
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