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Director(s)John Berry
Producer(s)Helge Hagerman
Top GenresCrime, Drama, Film Noir
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Tension (1949) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by John Berry and produced by Helge Hagerman.

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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


Warner Archive: HUAC Tension in Guilty by Suspicion (1991)

By KC on Jun 9, 2015 From Classic Movies

The communist witch hunt of the House Un-American Activities Committee, and the resulting blacklisting of several Hollywood talents, is one of the darkest episodes of the studio age. It destroyed careers, friendships and families, and created an atmosphere of fear and mistrust. Guilty by Suspicion... Read full article


Tension (1949)

By Beatrice on Jul 22, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Tension Directed by John Berry Written by Allen Rivkin based on the story by John D. Klorer 1949/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Film Noir Classics Vol. 4 DVD This is a nice little story with a good performance by noir queen Audrey Totter as the femme fatale. Lt. Collier Bonnibel (Barry Sulliv... 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 Liquidatzian boat, "Mrofnimok Gadyn", read backwards is "Kominform Nydag". Ny Dag New Day is the Swedish Communist newspaper.
The name of the leading villain in this spy movie, Atkä Natas, is an anagram for "Äkta Satan" (Real Satan) in Swedish.
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