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Weird Woman (1944)

Passed | | Horror, Mystery | 1 March 1944 (USA)
While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love and marries an exotic native woman. What he doesn't know is that she was raised by superstitious natives who believe her to be some ... See full summary »

Director:

Reginald Le Borg

Writers:

Fritz Leiber Jr. (novel), Scott Darling (adaptation) (as W. Scott Darling) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Norman Reed (as Lon Chaney)
Anne Gwynne ... Paula Reed
Evelyn Ankers ... Ilona Carr
Ralph Morgan ... Prof. Millard Sawtelle
Elisabeth Risdon ... Grace Gunnison
Lois Collier ... Margaret
Harry Hayden ... Prof. Septimus Carr
Elizabeth Russell ... Evelyn Sawtelle
Phil Brown ... David Jennings
Kay Harding Kay Harding ... Student (as Jackie Lou Harding)
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While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love and marries an exotic native woman. What he doesn't know is that she was raised by superstitious natives who believe her to be some kind of supernatural being. Written by Anonymous

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THRILL To The Newest Sensational INNER SANCTUM MYSTERY! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amenaza incógnita See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During filming of more than one scene Evelyn Ankers was trying to appear menacing and resentful towards Anne Gwynne. The two actresses were best friends and so both found it difficult to keep a straight face during these scenes and would begin laughing uncontrollably. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Lon Chaney Jr's wife walk near a picture of her husband but in the next plan, the picture is different. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some TV prints delete the brief "Inner Sanctum" prologue. See more »

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Featured in Coming Soon (1982) See more »

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29 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Weird Woman (1944)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Second in the Inner Sanctum series has a college professor (Lon Chaney, Jr.) marrying a former voodoo princess (Anne Gwynne) only to have his ex (Evelyn Ankers) seek revenge. This was certainly better than the previous film but like that film this one here leaves a lot to be desired. I'm a big fan of Ankers and it was nice seeing her play the bad girl instead of the girl always being saved by the hero. She does a very good job here as does Gwynne. The ending is very effective but can't overcome slowness in the first part of the film.


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