The Arnelo Affair  [DVD]John Hodiak (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 87 min
The guilty party in this glossy but less than hypnotic mystery is writer/director Arch Oboler, whose radio background explains the emphasis on talk and the static camera
set-ups. The lacklustre line-up of MGM's second-rank stars doesn't help: John Hodiak as a shady nightclub proprietor, George Murphy as a Chicago attorney and Frances Gifford as Murphy's neglected
wife, whose affair with Hodiak involves her in murder.
Melodrama starring John Hodiak and Frances Gifford. Struggling to revive her marriage, Anne Parkson is strangely drawn to the compelling,
disreputable nightclub owner Tony Arnelo. Her foolishness traps her in a web of deceit and implication in murder.