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The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 17 August 1945 (USA)
Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Siodmak

Writers:

Thomas Job (play), Keith Winter (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Sanders ... Harry Melville Quincey
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Lettie Quincey
Ella Raines ... Deborah Brown
Sara Allgood ... Nona
Moyna MacGill ... Hester Quincy (as Moyna Macgill)
Samuel S. Hinds ... Dr. Adams
Harry von Zell ... Ben (as Harry VonZell)
Judy Clark ... Helen
Coulter Irwin Coulter Irwin ... Biff Wagner (as Coulter F. Irwin)
Craig Reynolds ... John Warren
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Storyline

Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship with new colleague Deborah Brown promises happiness at last...thwarted by passive, then increasingly active opposition from one sister. Will Harry resort to desperate measures? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guilty of Murder? See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Theater Guild on the Air" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 18, 1947 with Geraldine Fitzgerald reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

In the two newspaper headlines we see, The Concord Enterprise spells the family surname as Quincey, whilst Corinth Home News has it as Quincy. See more »

Quotes

Harry Melville Quincey: As the poet said, Home is where you go, and they have to let you in.
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Crazy Credits

"In order that your friends may enjoy this picture, please do not disclose the ending." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Let There Be Light (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Brown Jug,
Verse 7
By John Eastbrook Winner
Sung by George Sanders and men's group
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Viewed the movie with an audience last night - audience and cast comments
1 July 2003 | by AustinKatAnneSee all my reviews

I saw this movie last night at an Austin Film Society screening, with a very receptive audience. I'm sure someone else will write the in-depth, perceptive review, but I happen to like the shallow stuff:

Whether intended by the makers or not, this audience found some hilarious double entendres (e.g. George Sanders showing off his 9-inch telescope).

A scene with inappropriate dubbing of Mr. Sanders' singing voice brought groans. I would have liked to hear him sing. (Audrey Hepburn's real voice should have been used in 'My Fair Lady', too!)

The older sister of the main character looked so much like Jessica Fletcher that my husband suspected a relationship and we looked her up. The actress was Moyna MacGill, the mother of Angela Lansbury... it was fascinating to see the similarity in motions and gestures.

The family's cook was played by Sara Algood. One of her other roles was as the matron Morton in 'Roxie Hart', the forerunner to 'Chicago'.

There was something very charming about seeing George Sanders without the cynicism.


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