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When Strangers Marry (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 21 August 1944 (USA)
A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.

Director:

William Castle

Writers:

Philip Yordan (screenplay), Dennis J. Cooper (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Jagger ... Paul Baxter
Kim Hunter ... Mildred Baxter
Robert Mitchum ... Fred Graham
Neil Hamilton ... Police Lieutenant Blake
Lou Lubin ... Jacob Houser
Milton Kibbee ... Charlie (as Milt Kibbee)
Dewey Robinson ... Newsstand Owner
Claire Whitney ... Middle-Aged Wife on Train
Edward Keane ... Middle - Aged Husband on Train
Virginia Sale ... Hotel Chambermaid
Dick Elliott ... Sam Prescott
Lee 'Lasses' White Lee 'Lasses' White ... Old Man (as Lee White)
Marta Mitrovich Marta Mitrovich ... Baby's Mother
Billy Nelson ... Louisville Driver
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A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.

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Like a blast from the sky...a DRAMATIC THUNDERBOLT that builds to a crashing climax! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1944 (USA) See more »

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Betrayed See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Working title: "Love from a Stranger" See more »

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Referenced in Trumbo (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Boogie Woogie
(uncredited)
Music by Lorenzo Flennoy
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On short acquaintance
2 November 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Some important names were getting good exposure for their talents in When Strangers Marry. In front of the camera were Kim Hunter and Robert Mitchum. And behind are director William Castle later famous for horror pictures and Dimitri Tiomkin whose music scores were usually in films with far bigger budgets and vistas than When Strangers Marry.

Young Kim Hunter arrives in New York where she's on impulse married salesman Dean Jagger on short acquaintance. He's been delayed in Philadelphia and tells her to go to his flat and set up housekeeping. A helpful friend in Robert Mitchum proves even more helpful when Jagger is delayed for quite some time.

Good reason he has been delayed. The opening shows the homicide of a drunk and flannel mouth Dick Elliott who was bragging about the $10,000.00 he had even dropping large bills on the barroom floor. The next thing we see is the hotel maid finding the body and the cops Philly have a lead the suspect has gone to New York.

Where Neil Hamilton of the NYPD takes over and Jagger looks good for it to a disbelieving Hunter.

Not the greatest of noir films. But When Strangers Marry gave Robert Mitchum his first taste of a genre where at RKO he would get some really great roles and become a mega-star. Hunter and Jagger do well in their parts.

For a look at some movie legends developing I would give When Strangers Marry a viewing.


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