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The Strange Woman (1946)

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In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny Hager marries rich old man Isaiah Poster but also seduces his son and his company foreman.

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Ephraim Poster
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Isaiah Poster
Hillary Brooke ...
Meg Saladine
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Deacon Adams
June Storey ...
Lena Tempest
Moroni Olsen ...
Rev. Thatcher
Olive Blakeney ...
Mrs. Hollis
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Mrs. Partridge
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Tim Hager
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Beautiful Jenny Hager finds she can always get what she wants from the men in the 1820's port of Bangor, Maine. Freed by his death from her drunkard father she soon manoeuvres herself into a position to marry a middle-aged monied local businessman. Though she often uses his money to do good, she continues to consider all other men fair game. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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So shocking she could only be spoken about in whispers!


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25 October 1946 (USA)  »

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Douglas Sirk directed, uncredited, the opening sequence with Jenny Hager as a child. See more »

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Jenny Hager: I wanted so much things, i wanted the whole world, but... it was really only you !
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What a woman wants...a woman gets.
24 August 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Typical modest budget black and white film from director Edgar G. Ulmer. A tedious but interesting tale of a beautiful woman (Hedy Lamar) stalking man after man in the lumber country of Bangor, Maine circa 1820. Love 'em and leave 'em. The ravishing Lamar dominates her scenes. She is drop dead gorgeous and her lips are sweeter than wine. She is also alluring and fickle as hell. George Sanders is solid as they come. Gene Lockhart and Louis Hayward are hammy; while Morini Olsen is powerful as the brimstone preaching Reverend Thatcher. If you like costume dramas, you will enjoy this tale of love and lust.


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