A Woman's Devotion

A Woman's Devotion (reissued as Battle Shock) is a 1956 American film noir crime film directed by Paul Henreid and starring Ralph Meeker, Janice Rule and Paul Henreid.[1]

A Woman's Devotion
A Woman's Devotion film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPaul Henreid
Produced byJohn Bash
Screenplay byRobert Hill
Story byRobert Hill
StarringRalph Meeker
Janice Rule
Paul Henreid
Music byLes Baxter
CinematographyJorge Stahl Jr.
Edited byRichard L. Van Enger
Color processTrucolor
Republic Pictures
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • November 16, 1956 (1956-11-16) (United States)
Running time
88 minutes
United States


Artist Trevor Stevenson (Meeker), an emotionally scarred World War II veteran, is on honeymoon in Acapulco with his bride Stella (Rule). Shortly after their arrival, two women are murdered. The audience is presented with clues pointing to Trevor's guilt or innocence depending upon one's point of view.



The film was originally known as Acapulco.[2] Henreid says he got Franz Waxman to score the picture but Herbert Yates of Reupublic overruled him.[3]


Henreid later claimed the film was "absolutely ruined" by the studio. "It was a decent film, not a great film by any means... apparently they didn't understand the film at all and they cut essential parts."[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Lyons, Arthur. Death on the Cheap: The Lost B Movies of Film Noir!, 2000. New York: Da Capo. ISBN 978-0-306-80996-5.
  2. ^ a b (subscription required)Alpert, D. (Oct 13, 1963). "Other end of megaphone gives henreid new outlook". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 168339025.
  3. ^ Henreid, Paul; Fast, Julius (1984). Ladies man : an autobiography. St. Martin's Press. pp. 208–209.

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