Director: Mel Ferrer
What a weird, weird movie.
And not *good* weird.
The movie features the great Claudette Colbert and Signal Watch fave Robert Ryan, but the story itself is a mess, leaning almost to camp.
Part crime drama, all melodrama, The Secret Fury (1950) follows a society woman (Colbert) moments from saying I do to her beau (Ryan) when someone DOES say "I object", claiming Colbert is already married. To her knowledge, Colbert has never been married, but when multiple witnesses claim she was married - and not that long ago - she now believes she may have gone mad, losing time.
The very premise, however, makes no sense and is based on the notion that people really get married after knowing each other for about 8 hours, which was quite the Hollywood trope for the first 70 years or so. And it also assumes Colbert wouldn't see whomever murdered someone right before her eyes. And that Ryan's character would make a completely unbuyable decision to leave Colbert alone with a strange man claiming to be her husband.