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My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 27 November 1945 (USA)
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Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. 2 days later, she awakens - in a different house, ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph H. Lewis

Writers:

Muriel Roy Bolton (screenplay), Anthony Gilbert (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nina Foch ... Julia Ross
May Whitty ... Mrs. Hughes (as Dame May Whitty)
George Macready ... Ralph Hughes
Roland Varno ... Dennis Bruce
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Sparkes (as Anita Bolster)
Doris Lloyd ... Mrs. Mackie
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Storyline

Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. 2 days later, she awakens - in a different house, in different clothes, and with a new identity. She's told she is the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Hughes, and has suffered a nervous breakdown. I'd Julia really 'Julia', or, is it true, that she's lost all memory of who she is? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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She went to sleep as a secretary ... and woke up a madman's "bride"! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woman in Red See more »

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Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)
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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In a 1988 interview about this movie, Nina Foch said the idea that Dame May Whitty had George Macready as a son was "hysterically funny in a bizarre sort of way." See more »

Goofs

When Sparkes calls Mrs. Hughes from the employment agency, she begins dialing the phone with the writing end of her pencil. In the next shot she's dialing with the eraser end. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Hughes: [Ralph picks up a large fragment of a broken mirror. He smashes it down on the table, shattering it into pieces] Ralph, stop that!
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Connections

Version of Lux Video Theatre: My Name Is Julia Ross (1955) See more »

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My Name is Julia Ross-In the Tradition of Hitchcock ***1/2
19 July 2009 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

This was a typical grade B movie in 1940s Hollywood and yet it succeeded way beyond its expectations. Why? It has a wonderful plot and backed up by Nina Foch, George MacReady and Dame May Witty, as a female villain, of all people.

When a young lady answers an advertisement for a secretary, she certainly gets more than she bargained for. The only talents her employers are seeking are those which will lead to her demise. Seems that Witty and MacReady want to pass her off as their daughter-in-law and wife, respectively. MacReady killed his real wife and wants to do Foch in as well so that a body can be claimed.

The film deals with how Foch tries to get town people to believe her and how she is thwarted in practically everything she does. Why don't people believe her?


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