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My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 27 November 1945 (USA)
Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather-noisy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. Two days later, she awakens in a different house ... See full summary »

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Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather-noisy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. Two days later, she awakens in a different house in different clothes and with a new identity. She is told she is the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Hughes and has suffered a nervous breakdown. She soon learns that the son of Mrs. Hughes, Ralph, has murdered his wife, disposed of her body and, with his mother's help, plans to pass Julia off as his wife. And then plans to eventually kill her and pass it off as a suicide. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Just as he killed his wife... just as he killed his "bride"... this man will kill anyone who stands in his way! See more »


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In a 1988 interview about this movie, Nina Foch said the idea that Dame May Whitty had George Macready as a son was "hysterically funny in a bizarre sort of way." See more »

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When Sparkes calls Mrs. Hughes from the employment agency, she begins dialing the phone with the writing end of her pencil. In the next shot she's dialing with the eraser end. See more »

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Julia Ross: I've been wondering if maybe you and your mother aren't right about me. I've been thinking maybe I really have been ill.
Ralph Hughes: Have you, Marion?
Julia Ross: Yes. So I've been trying to look back and remember things. What was my name before we were married?
Ralph Hughes: Campbell. Marion Campbell.
Julia Ross: And what about my family? Where are they?
Ralph Hughes: Your parents are dead, Marion.
Julia Ross: Haven't I any family at all? No one to visit me?
Ralph Hughes: No!
Julia Ross: Or to write?
Ralph Hughes: [Looking out at the ocean] Beautiful, isn't it? Would you like to listen to the sea and hear ...
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Quickie feature from Columbia is taut but very brief...
3 April 2004 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Second-feature concerns a young woman in London desperate for a job, happy to accept live-in secretarial position with an elderly woman and her son. Thrillers about people being held in a house against their will always make me a little uneasy--I end up feeling like a prisoner too--but this rather classy B-film is neither lurid nor claustrophobic. It's far-fetched and unlikely, but not uninteresting, and our heroine (Nina Foch) is quick on her feet. Rehashing this in 1986 (as "Dead Of Winter") proved not to be wise, as the plot-elements are not of the modern-day. "Julia Ross" is extremely compact (too short at 65 minutes!) but it stays the course nicely until a too-rushed climax, which feels a little sloppy. *** from ****


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