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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 nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. 2 days later, she awakens - in a different house, ... See full summary »

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Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. 2 days later, she awakens - in a different house, in different clothes, and with a new identity. She's told she is the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Hughes, and has suffered a nervous breakdown. I'd Julia really 'Julia', or, is it true, that she's lost all memory of who she is? 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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27 November 1945 (USA)  »

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$175,000 (estimated)
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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: What do you want?
Ralph Hughes: That's not a very friendly way for a wife to greet her husband.
Julia Ross: Wife!
Ralph Hughes: Please don't be afraid of me. For awhile today, I thought we were going to be friends, the way we used to be.
Julia Ross: Why don't you stop this farce?
Ralph Hughes: It's not a farce. I've always loved you, Marion. Or would it make any difference if I called you Julia?
Julia Ross: Get out of here! Stop it!
[She calls for the maid]
Julia Ross: Alice!
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Exceptional "B" movie
21 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Julia Ross (Nina Foch) agrees to take a position as a secretary with the rich Hughes family to get over her boyfriend leaving her. Almost immediately she is drugged and shipped off to the family's estate in Cornwall. When she awakens they keep telling her she's Marion Hughes, has been mentally ill and keep her locked up...but why? You'll probably guess why but won't mind because this one is fun.

Along with "The Narrow Margin" and "Face Behind the Mask" this is one of the best B pictures ever made. (B pictures were low budget pictures made quickly with low budgets and no major stars). It's just as long as it needs to be (only 65 minutes), is well-directed, fast paced and exciting. It only stumbles at the end which I found a bit too implausible to buy.

Foch (a good actress) is just OK in the lead but Dame May Witty is great and George Macready is excellent (and frightening) as the villains. Well worth catching. A perfect example of how you can make a great movie on a small budget.


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