Harry (Edmond O’Brien) and Eve Graham (Joan Fontaine) are trying to adopt a child. But the vetting of the adoption agency leads their contact person there, Mr Jordan (Edmund Gwenn) to discover Harry’s big secret: he has a second wife, Phyllis (Ida Lupino) with whom he has a child. Being found out, Harry opens up to Mr Jordan and has to face the consequences of his bigamy.
The Bigamist must have been quite a scandal when the film came out with that subject matter (and directed by a woman no less). From todays point-of-view it may seem a little dusty, but it’s still well-told and interesting.