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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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Prof. Millard Sawtelle
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Grace Gunnison
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Prof. Septimus Carr
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Evelyn Sawtelle
Phil Brown ...
David Jennings
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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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Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. 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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Featured in Son of Svengoolie: Weird Woman (1944) (1980) See more »

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Do you believe in voodoo?
1 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Professor Lon Chaney Jnr (Norman) returns from the jungle with his new wife Anne Gwynne (Paula). He slips back into life at the college but his wife has brought with her a multitude of voodoo trinkets. Two other women at the college, Elizabeth Russell (Evelyn) and Evelyn Ankers (Ilona), don't take kindly to Paula and her jungle ways. Two deaths follow and the guilty party must be brought to justice. Will superstition win the day and dish out some justice?

It's a well-paced film that has good performances from all, especially Elizabeth Russell. She is both funny and scary and has a very direct, no-nonsense approach which gives her the best lines. Evelyn Ankers is also good as Ilona. We know who the guilty party is as the film unfolds but this does not take any mystery away from the proceedings as we are never quite sure what to expect next. There is something lacking with the lead female role, though.


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