MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,927 this week

The Unseen (1945)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 140 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

A secretive widower hires a governess for his children, a willful boy and impressionable girl. Strange occurrences and the governess's curiosity lead her to unlock the secrets of the mysterious and uninhabited brownstone next door.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (adaptation), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 11 titles
created 07 Jun 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 27 May 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 04 Aug 2013
 
a list of 2240 titles
created 02 Apr 2014
 
list image
a list of 696 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Unseen" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Unseen (1945)

The Unseen (1945) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Unseen.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ginger Rogers, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuos daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Warner Baxter
Poodle Springs (TV Movie 1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An aging Phillip Marlowe gets mixed up with blackmail & murder among elite social set in 1963.

Director: Bob Rafelson
Stars: James Caan, Dina Meyer, David Keith
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.

Director: Robert Montgomery
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In Montreal, a police inspector slowly discovers a plot to kidnap a nuclear physicist, American mobsters, foreign spies, and a blonde seductress, are all involved.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, George Raft, Audrey Totter
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley
Moonrise (1948)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Danny is being despised by his schoolmates because his father was accused to have killed another man and is condemned to the death penalty.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Dane Clark, Gail Russell, Ethel Barrymore
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Philip Marlowe gets involved when limp-wristed and snidely Leslie Murdock steals a rare doubloon from his mother to give to a newsreel photographer in exchange for film that is being used ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm
Stars: George Montgomery, Nancy Guild, Conrad Janis
Desert Fury (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1923, two young ladies depart unescorted for a tour of Europe, meeting two eligible men aboard ship. Their great naivity and efforts to seem grown-up lead them into many comic ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Gail Russell, Diana Lynn, Charles Ruggles
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Olivia Harwood, missionary's widow, meets charming Mark Bellis, artist and rogue, on the ship taking them both back to 1890s London. When Olivia opens a lodging house Mark becomes her ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Ray Milland, Ann Todd, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
David Fielding
Gail Russell ...
Elizabeth Howard
Herbert Marshall ...
Dr. Charles Evans
Phyllis Brooks ...
Maxine
Isobel Elsom ...
Marian Tygarth
...
Jasper Goodwin
Mikhail Rasumny ...
Chester
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Norris
Tom Tully ...
Sullivan
Nona Griffith ...
Ellen Fielding
Richard Lyon ...
Barnaby Fielding
Edit

Storyline

A secretive widower hires a governess for his children, a willful boy and impressionable girl. Strange occurrences and the governess's curiosity lead her to unlock the secrets of the mysterious and uninhabited brownstone next door.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

August 1945 (Peru)  »

Also Known As:

Fear  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Superbad (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Poet and Peasant Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Franz von Suppé
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
THE UNSEEN (Lewis Allen, 1945) **
23 January 2010 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Despite having a bunch of notable credits (novelist Ethel Lina White, screenwriters Raymond Chandler and Hagar Wilde, associate producer John Houseman, actors Joel McCrea, Herbert Marshall, Norman Lloyd and Tom Tully) and an excellent prototype in one of Hollywood's finest ghost stories, THE UNINVITED (1944) – not to mention reuniting director Lewis Allen and tragic star Gail Russell from that same film – it is no surprise to me now that THE UNSEEN has remained unseen {sic} for so long. In fact, I only managed to score a hazy-looking, VHS-sourced copy of it which does the film's only true trump card – the atmospheric lighting – no favors at all. At any rate, despite being hurriedly put into production following the success of that earlier Ray Milland classic, there are no ghosts to be seen or heard anywhere this time around; instead we have a surprisingly unsatisfying combination of "The Turn Of The Screw" (typified by the obnoxious antics of McCrea's elder son to scare newly-installed governess Russell away) and GASLIGHT (1944; by way of the mysterious comings-and-goings in the supposedly abandoned house next door). Marshall is the outwardly benign family doctor who openly despises prospective property purchaser Lloyd, Phyliis Brooks is the dishy former governess who still exercises a strange hold over McCrea's boy and, as a mere red herring, Isobel Elsom is the inquisitive sister of the suspiciously-deceased inhabitant of the house next door!! Apart from the fact that, for the most part, there are no scares or even thrills to be had here, the film also commits the cardinal sin of making its male lead (a hot-tempered Joel McCrea!) unsympathetic for the duration but, then, have him predictably fall for the doe-eyed governess at the very end.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Related to 'The Uninvited'? waldenpond88
Discuss The Unseen (1945) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?