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Undercurrent (1946)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller  |  28 November 1946 (USA)
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Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her.



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Complete credited cast:
Alan Garroway
Michael Garroway
Prof. 'Dink' Hamilton
Sylvia Lea Burton
Clinton Sundberg ...
Mr. Warmsley
Dan Tobin ...
Prof. Joseph Bangs
Kathryn Card ...
Mrs. Foster
Leigh Whipper ...
Charles Trowbridge ...
Justice Putnam
James Westerfield ...
Henry Gilson
Billy McClain ...
Uncle Ben (as Billy McLain)


Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her.

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28 November 1946 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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3 December 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

"Undercurrent" is Vincent Minnelli's first good dramatic thriller. It may appear over the top in some scenes but it was made after WWII. A lost of anxiety and anguish came out after the war. This is Robert Taylor's first movie after he left the service. MGM gave him a terrific leading lady, Katharine Hepburn, who portrays his wife. Mr. Taylor is a glamorous scientist, who is hiding a secret and a brother (Robert Mitchum).

Mr. Taylor gave three terrific dramatic performances during his career: "Johnny Eager" (1942), "Undercurrent" (1946), and "Above and Beyond" (1952). The first two movies he played the bad guy. In "Above and Beyond", he played the super good tough guy.

Some people may think this movie is too hysterical, but it is never boring. Ms. Hepburn never looked lovelier. She and Mr. Taylor made a great team. Too bad they never worked again. Ms. Hepburn was very feminine in this movie; thanks to Mr. Taylor, a very masculine guy.

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