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Undercurrent (1946)

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Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her.

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

Edward Chodorov (screenplay), Thelma Strabel (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katharine Hepburn ... Ann Hamilton
Robert Taylor ... Alan Garroway
Robert Mitchum ... Michael Garroway
Edmund Gwenn ... Professor David 'Dink' Hamilton
Marjorie Main ... Lucy
Jayne Meadows ... Sylvia Lea Burton
Clinton Sundberg ... Mr. Warmsley
Dan Tobin ... Professor Joseph Bangs
Kathryn Card Kathryn Card ... Mrs. Foster
Leigh Whipper Leigh Whipper ... George
Charles Trowbridge ... Justice Putnam
James Westerfield ... Henry Gilson
Billy McClain Billy McClain ... Uncle Ben (as Billy McLain)
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Storyline

Approaching middle age, spinster Ann Hamilton, the daughter of Science Professor David Hamilton - more affectionately referred to as Dink - is intelligent, but dowdy and unsophisticated, she who never expects to get married and does nothing beyond be her tomboyish self in an effort to attract a man. Being single does not bother her as she repeatedly turns down the marriage proposal of Dink's colleague, Professor Joseph Bangs, a man she does not love. So it is with some surprise to her that she not only likes Alan Garroway, a wealthy and handsome industrialist who is doing business with Dink, but that they fall in love and get married after a whirlwind courtship. Alan made his wealth during the war in a family started business which ended up being a parts supplier to the military for their aircraft. In their bi-coastal marriage - Alan's company's headquarters in San Francisco, while he grew up and still owns property in Middleburg, Virginia, outside of Washington, DC where he has many ... Written by Huggo

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Please Don't Tell The Terrific Ending! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

13 January 1947 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

You Were There See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,644,000 (estimated)
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The airplane show taking Ann and Alan to Washington, DC--flying mid-air--is an American Airlines Douglas DC-3 DST (Douglas Sleeper Transport), registration NC16001, named "Flagship New York". It was the first DST in service. It first flew with AA in 1936 and was impressed into USAAF service as a C-49E in WWII as reg. 42-56097. On December 18, 1943, it crash-landed at Biggs Army Airfield, Ft. Bliss, TX, and was scrapped. This same plane can be seen in Murder Over New York (1940). See more »

Goofs

The aircraft shown flying mid-air with Ann and Alan going to Washington, D.C. and the one landing are different planes. The one flying is NC16001, the one landing is NC33651. Note the different tail on the one landing that says "Buy War Bonds". See more »

Quotes

Ann Hamilton: I think you wanted people to see the before first.
Alan Garroway: Why's that?
Ann Hamilton: Because otherwise you couldn't take the credit in the after.
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Surprisingly entertaining
22 February 2007 | by nnnn45089191See all my reviews

Expecting something completely different when I saw the cast-list, this movie took me by surprise. Hepburn discarding more or less her usual screen-persona holds this mystery-thriller together with a strong performance.Robert Taylor returning from service in WW II,takes another step from those pretty boy parts of his early career. Robert Mitchum,still fresh after his breakthrough, is more or less wasted in a supporting role. Clearly patterned after earlier successes like Preminger's "Laura" and Hitchcock's "Rebecca" this movie isn't quite in the same league,but it still better than most.This is another title I hope will arrive on DVD.


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