Singapore (Universal 1947, Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner)

Singapore 1947 Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner

John Brahm (Rio, The Lodger) directs noir drama Singapore, about Matt Gordon (Fred MacMurray), a WWII veteran who returns to Singapore after the war to resume his smuggling business. In flashbacks, we learn that what drove Matt to smuggling was the apparent death of his wife Linda (Ava Gardner) during a Japanese attack on their wedding night.

Matt ultimately finds that his wife has, in fact, survived, suffers from amnesia and has married a wealthy plantation owner (Roland Culver). Meanwhile, while Matt tries to woo his lost love, he’s pressured by thugs to turn over a fortune in smuggled goods.

German-born director Brahm turned to a successful career in television, directing episodes for such series as The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Cast: Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner, Roland Culver, Spring Byington, Thomas Gomez, Porter Hall, Richard Haydn, George Lloyd,

Director: John Brahm
Producer: Jerry Bressler
Director of Photography: Maury Gertzman
Editor: William W. Hornbeck
Composer: Daniele Amfitheatrof
Screenwriter: Seton Miller

USA / Universal / 79 minutes / 1947

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