MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,158 this week

Strange Impersonation (1946)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir  |  16 March 1946 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 398 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 10 critic

A research scientist conducting experiments on a new anaesthetic finds herself being blackmailed by a women she accidentally knocked down with her car; the woman wasn't hurt, but a scheming... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 41 titles
created 03 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 38 titles
created 25 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 206 titles
created 15 Feb 2012
 
a list of 80 titles
created 24 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 613 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Strange Impersonation (1946)

Strange Impersonation (1946) on IMDb 6.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Strange Impersonation.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lt. Col. Robert (Dutch) Holland was a third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, not a pitcher. While at spring training a B-36 flew over the field and Dutch was standing on third base. ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Paul, a young man whose father was once lieutenant Governor of California before his untimely death, has a strange, recurring dream in which his mother falls in love with a dangerous man (... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Sally Eilers, Warren William
Cimarron (1960)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The epic saga of a frontier family, Cimarron starts with the Oklahoma Land Rush on 22 April 1889. The Cravet family builds their newspaper Oklahoma Wigwam into a business empire and Yancey ... See full summary »

Directors: Anthony Mann, Charles Walters
Stars: Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter
Certificate: Passed Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan
The Tin Star (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A stranger defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Norwegian resistance tries to stop German troops to produce an atomic bomb component during WW2. Based on a true story.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A stage illusionist's comeback attempt results in his humiliation. He plots to revenge himself by hypnotizing people into committing murders for him.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Jeanne Bates, William Wright
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Set in France in 1880. A series of murders is attributed to a Wolf Man.

Director: George King
Stars: Tod Slaughter, Marjorie Taylor, John Warwick
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
William Gargan ...
Hillary Brooke ...
Arline Cole
George Chandler ...
Jeremiah W. Rinse
Ruth Ford ...
Jane Karaski #1
...
Dr. Mansfield
...
Inspector Malloy
Mary Treen ...
Talkative Nurse
Cay Forester ...
Miss Roper (as Cay Forrester)
Dick Scott ...
Police Detective
Edit

Storyline

A research scientist conducting experiments on a new anaesthetic finds herself being blackmailed by a women she accidentally knocked down with her car; the woman wasn't hurt, but a scheming attorney has convinced her she can get a lot of money for the "accident." Meanwhile, the scientist's research assistant, who is in love with her boss' boyfriend, arranges for an explosion in the laboratory that disfigures the scientist's face, in order to take the boyfriend away from her. The scientist has plastic surgery to make her look like the woman who tried to blackmail her - who while struggling with the scientist fell out of a window and was killed - and determines to get back her boyfriend and punish her scheming assistant. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

DEATH and a BATTLE of the SEXES! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 March 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Estranho Pesadelo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Nora Goodrich: [after being groped passionately in her laboratory] Stephen, remember - science!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fascinating Anthony Mann Film from Republic
1 November 2007 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

First off, I practically fainted at seeing a Republic Picture that didn't star John Wayne and wasn't one of their few big-budget movies. That studio turned out some excellent films and they are rarely seen. (This even though till about ten years ago our ABC affiliate showed one, sometimes two, every Saturday night.) The movie itself is not Mann at his best but it's very good. He's been given a fabulous cast. Brenda Marshall is a great favorite of mine. Ruth Ford did more on stage, maybe, than on screen. William Gargan was handsome before he moved into character roles. And Hillary Brooke! Wow, what a performance she turns in here! Lyle Talbot is also on board. He's somewhere between his days as a leading man and his time with Ed Wood. He looks a bit pudgy here.

When we first meet the three principals, they're all wearing glasses. You see, they are scientists.

In a parking garage on her way home from work, Marshall accidentally backs her car into the inebriated Ford. And that's all the plot I'm giving.

Brooke is given a very meaty role. It seems like the typical best-friend part. She seems like a low-budget Eve Arden at first. But oh no! That changes. And she is up to every twist and turn of the plot.

The movie is a little bit soap opera, a little bit noir. But it's both highly entertaining on its on and a must-see for fans of the great Anthony Mann.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Ending Yxklyx
Discuss Strange Impersonation (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?