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Weird Woman (1944)

Passed  |   |  Mystery  |  1 March 1944 (USA)
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While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love and marries an exotic native woman. What he doesn't know is that she was raised by superstitious natives who believe her to be some ... See full summary »

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Prof. Norman Reed (as Lon Chaney)
Anne Gwynne ...
Evelyn Ankers ...
Ilona Carr
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Prof. Millard Sawtelle
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Dean Grace Gunnison
Lois Collier ...
Margaret Mercer
Harry Hayden ...
Dean Septimus Carr
Elizabeth Russell ...
Evelyn Sawtelle
Phil Brown ...
David Jennings
Kay Harding ...
Student (as Jackie Lou Harding)
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While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love and marries an exotic native woman. What he doesn't know is that she was raised by superstitious natives who believe her to be some kind of supernatural being. Written by Anonymous

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During filming of more than one scene Evelyn Ankers was trying to appear menacing and resentful towards Anne Gwynne. The two actresses were best friends and so both found it difficult to keep a straight face during these scenes and would begin laughing uncontrollably. See more »

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When Paula phones Reed, we hear the distinct "click" of a hang-up. But when he arrives home, he finds her passed out with the receiver still in her hand. See more »

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Engaging little thriller
26 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A professor (Lon Chaney Jr.) at a college returns from a visit to a South Seas island with his native wife (Anne Gwynne). His ex girlfriend (Evelyn Ankers) is not pleased. Chaney makes his wife burn all her superstitous, good luck charms. Then everything in his life goes horribly wrong.

Fun movie. It's fast-moving and very interesting. Chaney is just so-so but Gwynne is beautiful and very good as his wife. The best performance is by Ankers--she was usually playing the "good girl" in pictures--here she plays the villain and she's just great! This is one of the few times she was allowed to show her acting ability.

This was remade as "Burn Witch Burn" in the 1960s. That was a better movie but this still is a neat little film. Recommended.


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