Wives Under Suspicion

Wives Under Suspicion is a 1938 American crime film based on a Ladislas Fodor play that was previously adapted into the film, The Kiss Before the Mirror. This version was directed by James Whale and stars Warren William, Gail Patrick, Ralph Morgan, and Constance Moore. It released by Universal Pictures. In 1966, the film entered the public domain in the United States because the claimants did not renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication.[1]

Wives Under Suspicion
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Whale
Produced byEdmund Grainger
Screenplay byMyles Connolly
Based on(suggested by a play Suspicion by)
Ladislas Fodor
StarringWarren William
Gail Patrick
CinematographyGeorge Robinson
Edited byCharles Maynard
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • June 3, 1938 (1938-06-03) (United States)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited States


A district attorney Jim Stowell (Warren William) realizes that his own wife (Gail Patrick) might be having an affair while he is prosecuting a cuckolded murderer.


Earlier versionEdit

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.


  1. ^ Pierce, David (June 2007). "Forgotten Faces: Why Some of Our Cinema Heritage Is Part of the Public Domain". Film History: An International Journal. 19 (2): 125–43. doi:10.2979/FIL.2007.19.2.125. ISSN 0892-2160. JSTOR 25165419. OCLC 15122313.

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