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Weird Woman (1944)

Passed | | Mystery | 1 March 1944 (USA)
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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Norman Reed (as Lon Chaney)
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Ilona Carr
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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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MURDER STRIKES WITH VELVET CLAWS! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Second of the six features in Universal's INNER SANCTUM series, which began December 6, 1943, and was released March 31, 1944. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, Lon Chaney Jr's wife walk near a picture of her husband but in the next plan, the picture is different. See more »

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Referenced in Hail, Caesar! (2016) 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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