GenreCrime, Drama Produced byEdmund Grainger LanguageEnglish
WriterLadislas Fodor, Tom Barry, Myles Connolly Release date1938 (1938) CastWarren William (District Attorney Jim Stowell), Gail Patrick (Lucy Stowell), Constance Moore (Elizabeth), William Lundigan (David Marrow), Ralph Morgan (David Marrow), Cecil Cunningham (David Marrow) Similar moviesThe Dark Knight, L.A. Confidential, Law Abiding Citizen, Reasonable Doubt, Rampart, Any Day Now
Wives Under Suspicion is a 1938 crime film directed by James Whale, starring Warren William, Gail Patrick, Ralph Morgan, and Constance Moore, and released by Universal Pictures. In 1966, the film entered the public domain (in the USA) due to the Universal Pictures failure to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.
A district attorney (William) realizes that his own wife (Patrick) might be having an affair while he is prosecuting a cuckolded murderer.
Warren William as District Attorney Jim Stowell
Gail Patrick as Lucy Stowell
Constance Moore as Elizabeth
William Lundigan as Phil
Ralph Morgan as Professor Shaw MacAllen
Cecil Cunningham as "Sharpy"
Samuel S. Hinds as David Marrow
Milburn Stone as Eddie Kirk
Lillian Yarbo as Creola
Jonathan Hale as Dan Allison
Wives Under Suspicion is a remake of a film also directed by Whale, The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933). Ralph Morgan, brother of Frank Morgan, who plays the prosecutor in The Kiss Before the Mirror, appears in the remake.