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Writers:
Herb Meadow (screenplay)
Ben Ames Williams (novel)
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Release Date:
25 October 1946 (USA) See more »
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So shocking she could only be spoken about in whispers!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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another reason to seek out Ulmer's movies See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hedy Lamarr ... Jenny Hager

George Sanders ... John Evered

Louis Hayward ... Ephraim Poster

Gene Lockhart ... Isaiah Poster
Hillary Brooke ... Meg Saladine

Rhys Williams ... Deacon Adams
June Storey ... Lena Tempest
Moroni Olsen ... Rev. Thatcher
Olive Blakeney ... Mrs. Hollis
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Partridge

Alan Napier ... Judge Henry Saladine
Dennis Hoey ... Tim Hager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... Sailor in Saloon (uncredited)
Jessie Arnold ... Mrs. Thatcher (uncredited)
Edward Biby ... Mr. Partridge (uncredited)
Clancy Cooper ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Edith Evanson ... Mrs. Coggins (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Street Rowdy (uncredited)
Billy Gray ... Boy on Bridge (uncredited)
Teddy Infuhr ... Boy on Bridge (uncredited)
Ian Keith ... Lincoln Pittridge (uncredited)
Ian MacDonald ... Boat Captain (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Poster's Workman (uncredited)
Jo Ann Marlowe ... Jenny as a Girl (uncredited)
Francis Pierlot ... Doctor Bailey (uncredited)
Christopher Severn ... Ephraim Poster as a Child (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Poster's Workman (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Duncan (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Katherine Yorke ... Mrs. Pittridge (uncredited)
Chief Yowlachie ... Indian Guide (uncredited)

Directed by
Edgar G. Ulmer  (as Edgar Ulmer)
Douglas Sirk (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Herb Meadow (screenplay)

Ben Ames Williams (novel "The Strange Woman")

Hunt Stromberg  uncredited
Edgar G. Ulmer  uncredited

Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer
Hedy Lamarr .... executive producer
Eugen Schüfftan .... producer
Hunt Stromberg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Carmen Dragon 
 
Cinematography by
Lucien N. Andriot (director of photography) (as Lucien Andriot)
 
Film Editing by
John M. Foley 
Richard G. Wray 
 
Production Design by
Nicolai Remisoff 
 
Art Direction by
Nicolai Remisoff 
 
Costume Design by
Natalie Visart 
 
Makeup Department
Blanche Smith .... hair stylist
Joseph Stinton .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lester D. Guthrie .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Victor Greene .... assistant art director (as Victor Green)
 
Sound Department
Corson Jowett .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
James E. Newcom .... supervising film editor
 
Other crew
Hunt Stromberg .... presenter
Shirley Ulmer .... script supervisor
 

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100 min
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Is part of the Public Domain, like most films directed by Edgar G. Ulmer.See more »
Quotes:
Lincoln Pittridge:[Giving a sermon, quoting from Proverbs 5:3] The lips of a strange woman drip honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil... But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword!See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
another reason to seek out Ulmer's movies, 9 December 2010
Author: RanchoTuVu from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Set in pre Civil War Maine, a young woman marries a rich older man, and then seduces his son. The relationships are established when she and the son are children, and she pushes him from a bridge into a stream and picks up again after she's married his father and he's returned from college in Boston. Between the three played by Hedy Lamar, Gene Lockhart, and Louis Hayward, I'd say best actor award would go to Lockhart, the husband, whose part gets tougher as the film goes on. Set in the timber town of Bangor, director Edgar Ulmer does it again as he presents a bizarre little society of haves and have nots. Lamar's character comes from the poorer, deprived and maybe even depraved background, with a drunk for a father, who in one scene whips her (as she's a young woman now) with his belt as she both smiles and grimaces. From this emerges this stunning beauty who unfortunately has the same qualities as a black widow spider. Having George Sanders enter later seems a bit much, as the story was piping along with Hayward eyeing Lamar and Lamar playing him along while the town's economy goes along with the loggers who come in a make a mess every pay day. The setting is a big part of this minor classic thanks to cinematographer Lucian Andriot with yet another great example of how evocative B&W photography really was.

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