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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorRonald ColmanWon
Best DirectorGeorge CukorNominated
Best Music - ScoringDr. Miklos RozsaWon
Best WritingRuth Gordon, Garson KaninNominated
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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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The role of Anthony John was originally written for Laurence Olivier. Olivier was unavailable when the film finally went into production.
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.
Paddy Chayefsky, who later became a highly successful author and playwright ("Marty"), can be seen as an uncredited photographer at the death scene. According to Shelley Winters, Chayefsky needed the money to go to New York and get married.
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