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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Silver Screen Standards: Tension (1949)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 23, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: Tension (1949) Although it?s not as celebrated as noir classics like The Maltese Falcon (1942) or Sunset Blvd. (1950), director John Berry?s Tension (1949) is one of my go-to picks for the genre because it packs so much punch to appreciate into 95 minutes of keenly depict... Read full article


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


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The name of the leading villain in this spy movie, Atkä Natas, is an anagram for "Äkta Satan" (Real Satan) in Swedish.
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.
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