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Strange Confession (1945)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 5 October 1945 (USA)
A scientist who is working on a cure for influenza is victimized by his unscrupulous boss, who releases the vaccine before it's ready, resulting in the death of the scientist's young son.

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John Hoffman

Writers:

M. Coates Webster (screenplay), Jean Bart (based on a composition by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Jeff (as Lon Chaney)
Brenda Joyce ... Mary
J. Carrol Naish ... Graham
Milburn Stone ... Stevens
Lloyd Bridges ... Dave
Addison Richards ... Dr. Williams
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. O'Connor
George Chandler ... Harper
Gregory Marshall Gregory Marshall ... Tommy (as Gregory Muradian)
Wilton Graff ... Brandon
Francis McDonald ... Hernandez
Jack Norton ... Boarder
Christian Rub ... Mr. Moore
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A distraught Jeff Carter arrives at a renowned lawyer's home with a mysterious bag and a confession he desperately wants heard. Jeff was an underpaid chemist working for unprincipled pharmaceutical tycoon Roger Graham, who takes the profit, as well as the credit, for Jeff's discoveries and hard work. When Graham prioritizes profits over safety, Jeff resigns and is blacklisted by his boss. A chastened Graham is later forced to relent and rehires Jeff under the latter's terms. He presses him to release an unproven influenza drug, but Jeff refuses and asks to go to South America to perfect the formula. The unscrupulous Graham uses the opportunity to release the drug as well as romance Jeff's attractive wife. When Jeff returns and finds that his son has died from the effects of the untested drug, he decides to take revenge. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1020@aol.com)

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New heights of HORROR!

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Crime | Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Missing Head 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

First of three movies Lon Chaney Jr and Lloyd Bridges appeared in together. The other two are 16 Fathoms Deep (1948) and High Noon (1952). See more »

Alternate Versions

Older television prints often eliminate the "Inner Sanctum" introduction. See more »

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Follows Dead Man's Eyes (1944) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Good for Lon Chaney fans
4 May 2000 | by Darth_VoorheesSee all my reviews

I am a big fan of Lon Chaney Jr.It was good to see a movie where Chaney was`nt a stupid monster killing people.This is perfect! I liked it.It was very good.We bought that two movie deal Calling Dr.Death and this.Strange confession beat Dr Death in my book.Oh my it was good.Lon Chaney was a great actor.And this movie is a good way to see his gift.A great mystery.And very suspenseful.It was a great movie.See it if you want a good movie to watch.


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