Temptation (1946) - Rotten Tomatoes

Temptation (1946)





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Temptation is an appropriately moody romantic melodrama, providing a golden opportunity for some memorable histrionics by star Merle Oberon. Set in Egypt (courtesy of the Universal backlot), the film casts Oberon as Ruby, the new wife of wealthy archaeologist Nigel (George Brent). Unbeknownst to her husband, Ruby has had quite a checkered past, involving several divorces and gosh only knows how many extramarital affairs. While Nigel is out digging up an ancient mummy, Ruby takes up with Baroudi (Charles Korvin), a slick but impoverished Egyptian opportunist. When Baroudi threatens to leave Ruby unless she puts her husband out of the way, she methodically begins to poison the unwitting Nigel. Only in the last few minutes does Ruby realize that she's throwing her life away -- not to mention her husband's -- for a no-good heel, setting the stage for a spectacular revenge-and-retribution finale. Temptation was International Pictures' final production before its merger with Universal. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


George Brent
as Nigel Armine
Charles Korvin
as Mahoud Baroudi
Paul Lukas
as Isaacson
Ludwig Stossel
as Dr. Mueller
Gavin Muir
as Smith-Barrington
Ilka Gruning
as Frau Mueller
John Eldredge
as Don Gibbs
André Charlot
as Prof. Dupont
Suzanne Cloutier
as Yvonne Dupont
Gloria Lloyd
as Jean McCormick
Mary Young
as Mrs. McCormick
Aubrey Mather
as Dr. Harding
Egon Brecher
as Ibrahim
George Humbert
as Mustapha Pasha
George Carleton
as Mr. McCormick
Tom Stevenson
as Photographer
Eddie Abdo
as Egyptian Policeman
Nick Thompson
as Native Waiter
George David
as Conductor
Bobby Hale
as Coachman
Jean Ransome
as Receptionist
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A not too successful rehash of that venerable Robert Hichens piece Bella Donna.

July 29, 2021 | Full Review…

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