Cast & Crew
In this sumptuous remake of the 1940 Bette Davis/Herbert Marshall version of Somerset Maugham's tale of smoldering passions on a rubber plantation in the Malayan jungles, Lee Remick and Australian actor Jack Thompson star as the restless wife and her rubber planter husband behind whose back she had been playing around with the man she is now accused of murdering.
Among the various other screen versions of the melodrama: in 1929 with Jeanne Eagels and Herbert Marshall, and in 1947 (as "The Unfaithful") with Ann Sheridan and Zachary Scott (Lew Ayres was the other man). Before this latest version, which won Emmy Awards for photography, art direction/set design and costume design, and nominations for music and makeup, there had been three other TV adaptations: in 1950 with Madeleine Carroll starring; in 1952 with Sylvia Sidney and Gene Raymond, and in 1956 with Siobhan McKenna, John Mills and Michael Rennie (the other man). On the "Lux Video Theater" version of "The Unfaithful" in 1956, Jan Sterling was the star.
James A. Crabe
William Somerset Maugham
Aired in United States May 3, 1982