Fortune Is a Woman (1957) 1080p YIFY Movie

Fortune Is a Woman (1957) 1080p

Fortune Is a Woman is a movie starring Jack Hawkins, Arlene Dahl, and Dennis Price. An insurance investigator runs into an ex-girlfriend, who is still as beautiful as he remembered her, but is now married. He soon finds himself...

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  • Genre: Crime | Drama
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.81G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 95
  • IMDB Rating: 7.0/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 34 / 28

The Synopsis for Fortune Is a Woman (1957) 1080p

Oliver Bramwell, an insurance inspector, arrives at Lewis Manor where he is to investigate a fire that broke out there on Christmas Eve. He rings the bell and to his amazement he finds himself face to face with Sarah, the woman he once loved in Hong Kong and who, one day, disappeared from his life without apparent reason. Love resurfaces and when Tracey, the owner of the manor and Sarah's husband, dies in a second fire, the couple is reunited. Nevertheless, Oliver suspects Sarah of having tricked him and murdered Tracey with a view to attaining her ends. Fortunately his suspicions are allayed and he can marry Sarah. They are first very happy, until a blackmailer starts preying on them...


The Director and Players for Fortune Is a Woman (1957) 1080p

[Director]Sidney Gilliat
[Role:]Arlene Dahl
[Role:]Dennis Price
[Role:]Jack Hawkins
[Role:]Violet Farebrother


The Reviews for Fortune Is a Woman (1957) 1080p


Perhaps one of the scariest dream sequences ever in a very interesting thrillerReviewed bylaurence-39Vote: 7/10

I saw this film when a child and it has haunted me ever since, mainly because of the very dark and disturbing dream sequences experienced by the insurance investigator played by Jack Hawkins.

These are typically Sidney Gilliat with glimpses of vignettes - a technique he has used elsewhere as in his later underrated thriller Endless Night. Brilliantly conceived.

As a previous reviewer has commented, the film captures London from the 50's very well - a London I remember as a kid so seeing it again by accident on afternoon TV recently was a nostalgic experience. A great old movie which should be on DVD.

Call this British noirReviewed bytkasleVote: 8/10

Thank God for Turner Classic Movies! You'd never see this in "The States" otherwise.

Hawkins and Dahl (though both obviously older than the ages their roles call for) are great: He as a man caught in an ever-tightening noose by a series of very believable coincidences; She as the old flame who ignites emotions which lead him astray.

Scenes in the manor are well-thought-out and very suspenseful. The lighting even adjusts as the moon slips between the clouds!

The plot will keep you guessing when you think you know the score.

2 quibbles (which clarify themselves after viewing, but give nothing away here and now):

1) USA release is titled "She Played With Fire". They shoulda called it: "HE Played With Fire".

2) It doesn't end the way it begins. You'll see what I mean when you watch.

And, by all means, do!

FORTUNE IS A WOMAN (Sidney Gilliat, 1957) ***Reviewed byBunuel1976Vote: 7/10

The esteemed British writing-producing-directing team of Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder seemed to divide their work between stylish thrillers and broad comedies – though not always each member of the unit would be responsible for their entries in any one particular genre, Gilliat's efforts tended to be more serious and therefore generally worthier of attention and less prone to become dated with the passage of time.

Anyway, this film again features Christopher Lee in just one scene (albeit an amusing one as a black-eyed movie star attempting to pull off an insurance fraud!) and, in a more substantial role than in the previously-viewed PORT AFRIQUE (1956), Dennis Price. The elaborate plot also involves arson, fake paintings, a blackmail scheme, and even the shaky rekindling of an old romance. The rather mismatched stars are Jack Hawkins (immediately prior to embarking upon his international/movie spectaculars phase with the same year's THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI) and American Arlene Dahl (just as unconvincingly married here to asthmatic and unbalanced aristocrat Price) who run the gamut of emotions trying first to hide their prior affair then facing it head-on following Price's fiery death, Hawkins accusing Dahl of the murderous deed and then compromising his position in the insurance firm he works for by sticking by her (even if he knows the blaze was deliberately ignited) and fend off the inevitable vultures – knowledgeable of this fact – over Price's estate. This being the 1950s, everything works its way satisfactorily towards a happy ending – down to Hawkins' associates literally chasing after him out on the streets in the final scene to retract his decision to resign rather than bring shame upon his colleagues and superiors!

As I said, the film is classy (even managing a few dream sequences to cloud Hawkins' mind during his mission) and reasonably absorbing (the identity of the chief blackmailers is quite a surprise) throughout – but taking care to also provide meaty supporting turns by the likes of Ian Hunter (as the proverbial "friend of the family"), Geoffrey Keen (as Hawkins' sympathetic superior), Bernard Miles (a similar role to the one he had just played in Hitchcock's THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH {1956}), Greta Gynt as a middle-aged nymphomaniac(!) and Michael Goodliffe (as a dogged Police Inspector). Incidentally, the print I watched sported the somewhat more appropriate U.S. moniker of SHE PLAYED WITH FIRE and, while pristine enough, suffered from the occasional jerkiness?

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