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Strange Impersonation (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 16 March 1946 (USA)
A research scientist conducting experiments on a new anesthetic finds herself being blackmailed by a woman she accidentally knocked down with her car; the woman wasn't hurt, but a scheming ... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Mann

Writers:

Mindret Lord (screenplay), Anne Wigton (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Brenda Marshall ... Nora Goodrich
William Gargan ... Dr. Stephen Lindstrom
Hillary Brooke ... Arline Cole
George Chandler ... Jeremiah W. Rinse
Ruth Ford ... Jane Karaski #1
H.B. Warner ... Dr. Mansfield
Lyle Talbot ... Inspector Malloy
Mary Treen ... Talkative Nurse
Cay Forester ... Miss Roper (as Cay Forrester)
Dick Scott Dick Scott ... Police Detective
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A research scientist conducting experiments on a new anesthetic finds herself being blackmailed by a woman she accidentally knocked down with her car; the woman wasn't hurt, but a scheming attorney has convinced her she can get a lot of money for the "accident." Meanwhile, the scientist's research assistant, who is in love with her boss' boyfriend, arranges for an explosion in the laboratory that disfigures the scientist's face, in order to take the boyfriend away from her. The scientist has plastic surgery to make her look like the woman who tried to blackmail her--who while struggling with the scientist fell out of a window and was killed--and determines to get back her boyfriend and punish her scheming assistant. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1946 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Nora Goodrich: [after being groped passionately in her laboratory] Stephen, remember - science!
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Woman's place is in the home...LOL
17 February 2007 | by AlanSquierSee all my reviews

Hey, gals, don't shoot me for that statement...that isn't my idea, but let's face it, this is the underlying statement of this rather soap operish film.

After all, the war was over and women did a great job working in all fields while the men were fighting a war, but look what happens to this gal when she decides to put her career ahead of getting married, popping out kids, and being a nice dutiful wife.

Instead, she continues her job as a chemical research scientist, gets tangled up with a blackmailing woman who's aided by an ambulance-chasing shyster lawyer, is disfigured thanks to her jealous assistant, and just generally is in a mess that takes her the length of the movie to get out of.

Ah, Anthony Mann sure won't get the woman's vote for this effort, but he redeemed himself later with films with strong and able female leads.

Seriously, this is strictly a B concoction made to be a space filler on a double feature bill, just what was to be expected by the old Republic Studios which churned out hundreds of those great B films and cliffhanger serials.

However, it is fun.


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