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The Strange Woman -- Beautiful Jenny Hager finds she can always get what she wants from the men in the 1820's port of Bangor...


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Release Date:
25 October 1946 (USA) See more »
So shocking she could only be spoken about in whispers! See more »
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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  (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 ... Dr. 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
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

Is in the Public Domain, like most films directed by Edgar G. Ulmer.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Jenny Hager:I wanted so much things, i wanted the whole world, but... it was really only you !See more »
Movie Connections:
What Can You Do with a Drunken Sailor?See more »


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22 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
What a woman wants...a woman gets., 24 August 2002
Author: Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK

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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