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Produced by  Stephen Auer
Cinematography  John Alton
Director  Wilhelm Thiele
Production company  Republic Pictures
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Directed by  Wilhelm Thiele
Music by  Joseph Dubin
Initial release  16 February 1946
Music director  Joseph Dubin
Producer  Stephen Auer
The Madonna's Secret httpsforgottenfilmcastfileswordpresscom2012
Written by  Bradbury Foote Wilhelm Thiele
Starring  Francis Lederer Gail Patrick Ann Rutherford Edward Ashley
Cast  Ann Rutherford, Francis Lederer, Gail Patrick, Linda Stirling, John Litel
Similar  The Clairvoyant, Bermuda Mystery, Strategy of Terror, The Morning After, The Gracie Allen Murder C

The madonna s secret 1946

The Madonna's Secret is a 1946 American film noir mystery film directed by Wilhelm Thiele and starring Francis Lederer, Gail Patrick, Ann Rutherford and Edward Ashley.


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Businessman John Earl observes a piece of artwork in a museum, gazing at it reverently. He asks the museum curator how much it costs, and the curator says that it is not for sale. The artist, James Harlan Corbin [Lederer], does not wish to sell the painting. Nonplussed, Earl returns to his office and phones Corbin with his proposal to sell. Again, Corbin refuses. Earl continues his pursuit to find out who the model for the painting was. He learns it is Helen North, a young woman who looks nothing like the woman in the painting. He visits with her to learn his location, but she refuses, telling him that she will be singing at a local nightclub, where Corbin frequents. Earl finds both of them in the museum, and again confronts Corbin. Becoming clearly annoyed, Corbin invites the singer out for a night in his yacht. She agrees, but is later found washed ashore. Although Police Lt. Roberts initially questions Helen's suitor Hunt Mason, Mason implicates Corbin as the last person who saw Helen North. John Earl works with the police department to arrange for Helen's sister Linda to apply for modeling, in order to spy on Corbin. The two return to Corbin's boathouse. While there, Linda calls for Earl and tells his chef that she is in danger and to notify the police. There, she learns that Corbin did not murder her sister. Thereafter, she falls in love with Corbin and agrees to support him against the district attorney's allegations he killed both Helen and another model, Madonna. Although Corbin has visions that he did so, Linda tells him to make sure he is telling the truth before confessing such heinous crimes. Linda returns home with Corbin's mother, who poisons her tea and tries to inject her with a lethal substance before police shoot. Corbin had suddenly recognized who it was that had planted evidence at the boathouse to implicate him. Police arrive just in time to save Linda from death but not Mrs. Corbin, who dies in her son's arms.


  • Francis Lederer as James Harlan Corbin
  • Gail Patrick as Ella Randolph
  • Ann Rutherford as Linda
  • Edward Ashley as John Earl
  • Linda Stirling as Helen North
  • John Litel as Police Lt. Roberts
  • Leona Roberts as Mrs. Corbin
  • Michael St. Angel as Hunt Mason
  • Clifford Brooke as Mr. Hadley
  • Pierre Watkin as District Attorney
  • Will Wright as The Riverman
  • Geraldine Wall as Miss Joyce
  • John Hamilton as Lambert
  • Bob Alden as Office Boy
  • Roy Barcroft as Undetermined Role
  • James Carlisle as Doctor
  • Tanis Chandler as Singer
  • Anne Chedister as Madonna
  • Gino Corrado as Boucher - Waiter
  • Jack Daley as Bartender Flynn
  • Edythe Elliott as Landlady
  • Eric Feldary as Knife Thrower
  • Pat Flaherty as Policeman
  • Alex Havier as Ling
  • George Magrill as Policeman
  • Frank O'Connor as Guard
  • Lee Phelps as Detective
  • Rose Plumer as Bit Role
  • Harry Strang as Policeman
  • Russ Whiteman as Interne
  • References

    The Madonna's Secret Wikipedia

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