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Director:
Writers:
Thelma Strabel (story)
Edward Chodorov (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 November 1946 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
An Irresistible Force That Draws a Man and Woman Together! See more »
Plot:
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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(4 articles)
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User Reviews:
Surprisingly Good, For All Its Shortcomings See more (53 total) »

Cast

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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In Vincente Minnelli's autobiography, he says that Robert Mitchum was very uncomfortable in the role of the sensitive Micheal.See more »
Quotes:
Ann Hamilton:[on seeing Washington, D.C] The closest I've ever come is a letter to my Congressman.See more »
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Is it true that Katharine Hepburn and Robert Mitchum didn't get along?
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14 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly Good, For All Its Shortcomings, 15 August 2005
Author: Bob-45 from Savannah, GA

"Undercurrent" is a surprisingly effective mystery/"chick flick," given elements that could have sunk a lesser effort. For example:

o Dr. Bangs gives away one of the movie's secrets VERY early in the plot (Before Hepburn marries Taylor) o The behavior of some of the supporting players (for example, Mr. Warmly's first scene) aren't really consistent with the denouement o Katherine Hepburn, at 39, is not an altogether convincing object of desire for her younger costars o While Robert Taylor gives a great performance, the first hints of his instability come too early in the film o Third billed Robert Mitchum has about five minutes screen time and his character has no part of the physical action.

Perhaps, if it were not for the tremendous skill with which "Undercurrent" has been acted and directed, these apparent shortcomings might have mattered more. Certainly, casting Taylor and Mitchum against type was a stroke of genius. Further, the more one watches Katherine Hepburn's brilliant performance, the more one realizes "Undercurrent" would have been far less successful using a more "age appropriate" actress, unless she were equally skilled (Olivia De Havilland? Joan Bennett?). However, in addition to brilliant acting, Hepburn carries a cool, self-assured demeanor as part of her persona; which makes her apparent helplessness later in the film much more suspenseful, if not downright terrifying. Given that Hepburn is in virtually every scene, it's really Hepburn's movie and she doesn't disappoint.

I give "Undercurrent" a "7".

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