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Experiment Perilous (1944)

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In 1903, a doctor suspects murder in the gothic Bederaux family.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Allida Bederaux
George Brent ...
Dr. Huntington Bailey
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Nick Bederaux
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Clag
Carl Esmond ...
Maitland
Olive Blakeney ...
Cissie
George N. Neise ...
Alec
Margaret Wycherly ...
Maggie
Stephanie Bachelor ...
Elaine
Mary Servoss ...
Miss Wilson
Julia Dean ...
Deria
William Post Jr. ...
District Attorney
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In 1903, Dr. Bailey meets a very strange woman on a train, then hears that she has died under mysterious circumstances. Through a friend, he becomes acquainted with the Bederaux family, all of whom seem to be neurotic and secretive; but the beauty of Alida Bederaux draws him into their circle...deeper than he'd planned. Who's in danger from whom? Who's crazy? Who can fathom the obscure motivations? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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18 December 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angoisse  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 4, 1946 with George Brent reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, when Dr. Bailey attacks Nick and the two briefly fight, it's very obvious that the people seen fighting are stunt doubles. Nick's stunt double doesn't even have the same hair color. See more »

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Similar to Gaslight; worth a look anyway
9 September 2002 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Wow, Hedy Lamarr was so exquisitely beautiful in this film. I really must see some more of her films. There was an obvious similarity to "Gaslight" of the same year, and I wonder which film was released first. I enjoyed this film and recommend it. Grade: B


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