Director(s)John Berry
Producer(s)Helge Hagerman
Top GenresCrime, Drama, Film Noir
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Daring Darleen Candlewick

Tension Overview:

Tension (1949) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by John Berry and produced by Helge Hagerman.

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Tension (1949): Richard Basehart Caught Between The Good and The Bad Girl

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 30, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Barry Sullivan has an absolute field day as a homicide cop, Lt. Collier Bonnabel, with very calculated methods of getting to the root of every crime. Whether it comes by pushing, cajoling, romancing, tricking, flattering — he’ll do whatever is necessary. What matters to him is to keep st... Read full article


Tens?o (1949) / Tension (1949)

By L? on Jul 27, 2019 From Critica Retro

Tens?o (1949) / Tension (1949) Tens?o ? a arma secreta de um investigador do departamentos de homic?dios chamado Collier Bonnabel (Barry Sullivan). Afinal, ? a f?sica: se voc? tencionar demais algo ou algu?m, ele / ela se romper? – e confessar? o crime. Voc? j? deve saber disso: no fin... Read full article


Drug Store Delilah: Audrey Totter in TENSION (1949)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 5, 2016 From Virtual Virago

Audrey Totter is one of many actresses we naturally associate with noir; her best remembered films include noir classics like Lady in the Lake (1947) and The Set-Up (1949), and she also appears in a supporting role in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). Less well known than these other pictures i... Read full article


Drug Store Delilah: Audrey Totter in TENSION (1949)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 5, 2016 From Virtual Virago

Audrey Totter is one of many actresses we naturally associate with noir; her best remembered films include noir classics like Lady in the Lake (1947) and The Set-Up (1949), and she also appears in a supporting role in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). Less well known than these other pictures i... Read full article


Check and Mate: Sexual Tension and Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

By Paul on Jun 21, 2015 From Reel Distracted

Check and Mate: Sexual Tension and Thomas Crown Affair (1968) 6/21/2015 3 Comments “Do you play?”“Try me.” This post is part of the SEX! (Now that I have your attention) Blogathon hosted by MovieMovieBlogBlo... Read full article


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It is said that this is the one movie Bergman made that he was so disappointed with that he does not want it to be shown, and because he is so highly respected it's been screened very few times. Neither has it been released on VHS/DVD.
The name of the leading villain in this spy movie, Atkä Natas, is an anagram for "Äkta Satan" (Real Satan) in Swedish.
The name of the Liquidatzian boat, "Mrofnimok Gadyn", read backwards is "Kominform Nydag". Ny Dag New Day is the Swedish Communist newspaper.
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