A Double Life Overview:

A Double Life (1947) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Michael Kanin.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorRonald ColmanWon
Best DirectorGeorge CukorNominated
Best Music - ScoringDr. Miklos RozsaWon
Best WritingRuth Gordon, Garson KaninNominated

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Day 20 of Noirvember: Pat Kroll in A Double Life (1947)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 20, 2021 From Shadows and Satin

Today?s Noirvember post shines the spotlight on the luckless Pat Kroll in A Double Life (1947). WHAT?S A DOUBLE LIFE ABOUT? Anthony John (Ronald Colman) is a talented but extremely intense stage performer with a tendency to completely lose himself in his roles. When he?s offered the part of Othello,... Read full article

Ronald Colman has trouble with reality in “A Double Life”

By Stephen Reginald on Jul 31, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Ronald Colman has trouble with reality in “A Double Life” Ronald Colman A Double Life (1947) is a film noir directed by George Cukor, starring Ronald Colman and Signe Hasso. The husband and wife team of Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin wrote the screenplay. Milton R. Krasner did ... Read full article

Behind the Scenes: Shelley Winters in A Double Life

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 11, 2013 From Shadows and Satin

To today?s audiences, Shelley Winters may be the grandmother on the Roseanne Barr comedy show, or the zaftig swimming champion who valiantly perished in The Poseidon Adventure. But back in the day, she was a gorgeous blonde whose curvaceous figure was complemented by her considerable acting chops. W... Read full article

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Anthony John: How's the chicken cacciatore?
Pat Kroll: It's your stomach.

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Facts about

The "Othello" scenes were filmed separately and in the exact order in which they occur in Shakespeare's play, so as to give Ronald Colman the feeling that he was actually appearing in "Othello". Colman felt uneasy about performing Shakespeare, so director George Cukor and Shakespearean actor Walter Hampden, who acted as coach and advisor for these scenes, tried to make Colman as comfortable as possible in them.
In the film, Ronald Colman plays a fictional actor who stars in the longest-running "Othello" in history. In real life, actor Paul Robeson, who had just become the first black actor to star in an otherwise white production of "Othello" on Broadway, had just completed the longest run of the play.
"A Double Life" is about an actor playing Othello. In December of 1947, the year that "A Double Life' was released, Arturo Toscanini, at that time considered the greatest conductor in the world, led a two-part radio broadcast performance of Giuseppe Verdi's "Otello", an operatic version of the play, with Ramón Vinay singing the title role.
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