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Undercurrent (1946)

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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:
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Ann Hamilton
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Alan Garroway
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Michael Garroway
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Prof. 'Dink' Hamilton
Marjorie Main ...
Lucy
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Sylvia Lea Burton
Clinton Sundberg ...
Mr. Warmsley
Dan Tobin ...
Prof. Joseph Bangs
Kathryn Card ...
Mrs. Foster
Leigh Whipper ...
George
Charles Trowbridge ...
Justice Putnam
James Westerfield ...
Henry Gilson
Billy McClain ...
Uncle Ben (as Billy McLain)
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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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An Irresistible Force That Draws a Man and Woman Together! See more »


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28 November 1946 (USA)  »

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You Were There  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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In Vincente Minnelli's autobiography, he says that Robert Mitchum was very uncomfortable in the role of the sensitive Micheal. See more »

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Ann Hamilton: [on seeing Washington, D.C] The closest I've ever come is a letter to my Congressman.
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Better the second time
5 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw undercurrent, I was as disturbed as everyone else by the soporific pacing.

Having just seen it for the second time, I have to say that there is much detail to enjoy. As in most Minnelli pictures, I enjoyed the awkward party scenes, in which elegant extras enjoy themselves while the principals cringe.

Katharine Hepburn is in her "insecure" mode, like in Summertime, and she is very good. The role would have been more natural for, say, Jeanne Crain.

Most enjoyable is Jayne Meadows, as a cold fish you can't quite figure out. She is incredibly beautiful in the ladies'lounge scene. Both her scenes with Hepbburn crackle with 1940s psychological intensity.


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