Tension (film)

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Tension is a 1949 American crime film noir directed by John Berry, and written by Allen Rivkin, based on a story written by John D. Klorer. It stars Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd Charisse and Barry Sullivan.

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Tension
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn Berry
Screenplay byAllen Rivkin
Story byJohn D. Klorer
Produced byRobert Sisk
StarringRichard Basehart
Audrey Totter
Cyd Charisse
Barry Sullivan
Narrated byBarry Sullivan
CinematographyHarry Stradling
Edited byAlbert Akst
Music byAndré Previn
Production
company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • November 25, 1949 (1949-11-25) (United States)
  • January 11, 1950 (1950-01-11) (New York City)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$682,000[1]
Box office$776,000[1]
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The careers of the director and supporting actor Lloyd Gough later suffered from blacklisting. An early score from composer Andre Previn, with some of his themes and cues being reused in later MGM productions, such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958 film), Designing Woman and again in North by Northwest.[2]

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