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Undercurrent -- A professor's daughter marries an industrialist and is frightened by the mystery surrounding his brother. Based on the novel "You Were There" by Thelma Strabel.
Undercurrent -- Trailer for this noir thriller


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Thelma Strabel (story)
Edward Chodorov (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 November 1946 (USA) See more »
An Irresistible Force That Draws a Man and Woman Together! See more »
Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Katharine Hepburn ... Ann Hamilton

Robert Taylor ... Alan Garroway

Robert Mitchum ... Michael Garroway

Edmund Gwenn ... Prof. 'Dink' Hamilton

Marjorie Main ... Lucy

Jayne Meadows ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Adren ... Mrs. Davenport (uncredited)
Monya Andre ... Saleswoman (uncredited)
Sylvia Andrew ... Nora, the Maid (uncredited)
Morris Ankrum ... (uncredited)

Barbara Billingsley ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Betty Blythe ... Saleslady (uncredited)
James Carlisle ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bill Cartledge ... Flower Delivery Man (uncredited)
David Cavendish ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Bookstore Proprietor (uncredited)
Dorothy Christy ... Woman (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Daheim ... 2nd Man (uncredited)
Phil Dunham ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Dick Earle ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Helen Eby-Rock ... Fitter (uncredited)
William Eddritt ... Butler (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards ... Cora (uncredited)
Ella Ethridge ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Florence Fair ... Guest (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Julia Donnegan (uncredited)
Jane Green ... Woman (uncredited)
Eula Guy ... Housekeeper (uncredited)
Dell Henderson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ernest Hilliard ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Maxine Hudson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Hazel Keener ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Daniel Kerry ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Minister (uncredited)
Ann Lawrence ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Frank Leigh ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sydney Logan ... Model (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Clive Morgan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jack Murphy ... Luke, Telegram Messenger (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Senator Pelli (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Stationmaster (uncredited)
Rudy Rama ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Hilda Rhodes ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Gordon Richards ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Ellen Ross ... Gwen - Model (uncredited)
Nina Ross ... Woman (uncredited)
Reginald Simpson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Joan Thorsen ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Hank Worden ... Telegram Delivery Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincente Minnelli 
Writing credits
Thelma Strabel (story)

Edward Chodorov (screenplay)

George Oppenheimer  uncredited
Marguerite Roberts  contributor to treatment (uncredited)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer
Original Music by
Herbert Stothart 
Cinematography by
Karl Freund 
Film Editing by
Ferris Webster 
Art Direction by
Randall Duell 
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup designer
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair designer
Mel Berns .... makeup department head (uncredited)
Production Management
Jack Gertsman .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Norman Elzer .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jack D. Moore .... associate set decorator
Solly Martino .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
John Daheim .... stunt double: Robert Taylor (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... costume supervisor
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
André Previn .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Boyd Cabeen .... stand-in (uncredited)
Katherine Doyle .... stand-in: Katherine Hepburn (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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116 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (PCA #11781, Adult Audience)

Did You Know?

This was Robert Taylor's first movie since returning from military service in World War II.See more »
Factual errors: Jayne Meadows tells Katherine Hepburn that Michael (Robert Mitchum) is not handsome. How can she say such a thing about one of the sexiest and handsomest leading men Hollywood has ever produced? Ridiculous! What were the editors thinking?See more »
Lucy:Roses don't show respect. Roses show intentions.See more »
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Is it true that Katharine Hepburn and Robert Mitchum didn't get along?
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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
In the Middle, 16 May 2006
Author: nycritic

Something of a success, something of a misfire. Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, and Robert Mitchum are all cast against type in this noirish movie made in the style of THE STRANGER, GASLIGHT, and even REBECCA in which a shy woman marries a man with a dark story surrounding him. It looks lush in its black and white visuals and takes its time to get to the tight noose of its plot. However, the middle-of-the road aspect of UNDERCURRENT comes mostly because to believe Katharine Hepburn, of all women, would be this passive person with little to no self-assurance and essentially be a damsel in distress -- a role Joan Fontaine or Joan Crawford could phone in while garnering Oscars -- would be to extend the suspension of disbelief to unbelievable levels. I can see why she'd agreed to take on the role of Ann Hamilton: like any actor, it would give her a chance to extend her range and prove she could pull it off. Both Roberts fared better to varying degrees: Taylor, a thirties heartthrob, had that rich voice and those dark looks that could convincingly translate into playing the complete opposite of the leading man. Mitchum, on the other hand, never known to play an overall nice guy, does just that here. Does it work? Not as well as Taylor, especially when over the years he made a name playing some of the most memorable villains in film history in NIGHT OF THE HUNTER and CAPE FEAR. Here, Mitchum gets little to do, and must concede the scene stealing to Taylor who all but ties Hepburn to the train tracks while twitching that mustache of his and sneering. A nice surprise was to see Jayne Meadows making her film debut by playing a woman who also resembles Hepburn and has some interesting information to give Hepburn about Taylor and Mitchum.

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