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The Strange Woman (1946)

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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(as Edgar Ulmer), (uncredited)

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

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No explanation is given as to how Hedy Lamarr's character, a young girl who grew up in Bangor, Maine, in the 1800s, acquired an Austrian accent. See more »

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Jenny Hager: But... the rain. You know what happens to the roads in the rain.
John Evered: Yes, they get very muddy, but they don't change the direction.
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Featured in Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen (2004) See more »

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What Can You Do with a Drunken Sailor?
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Poverty Row Meets Major Stars In Tale of Incest
21 September 2004 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Hedy Lamarr and Egar G. Ulmer. OK. It really did happen, improbable as the pairing seems.

She is very convincing as the daughter of a drunk who wants to dominate men and the society that squashed her when she was a child. It seems to me that her father speaks with a Scottish burr and that she does very briefly. The story might better have been changed so that he was an immigrant whose accent would be more consistent with th4e luscious Ms. Lamarr's own.

Nevertheless, it is atmospheric and very troubling. She marries an older man and immediately starts out in pursuit of his son. She gets the son and throws him over (a bit improbably) for Gweorge Sanders, wearing mutton chop sideburns here.

It's not Ulmer'best -- that might be his "Hamlet"pdate "Strange Illusion." But it is very good and it is one of the best performances ever given by Ms. Lamarr.


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