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Strange Intruder (1956)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 2 September 1956 (USA)
During the Korean War, a soldier promises his dying buddy that he'll look after the man's family when he gets home. He winds up getting more than he bargained for.

Director:

Irving Rapper

Writers:

Warren Douglas (screenplay), David Evans (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Edmund Purdom ... Paul Quentin
Ida Lupino ... Alice Carmichael
Ann Harding ... Mary Carmichael
Jacques Bergerac ... Howard Gray
Gloria Talbott ... Meg Carmichael
Carl Benton Reid ... James Carmichael
Douglas Kennedy ... Parry Sandborn
Donald Murphy Donald Murphy ... Dr. Adrian Carmichael
Ruby Goodwin Ruby Goodwin ... Annie, Alice's maid
Marjorie Bennett ... Jodie, Carmichaels' maid
Mimi Gibson ... Libby Carmichael
Eric Anderson Eric Anderson ... Johnny Carmichael
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During the Korean War, a soldier promises his dying buddy that he'll look after the man's family when he gets home. He winds up getting more than he bargained for.

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STRANGE...his twisted passions! SHOCKING...her dark sins! FEARSOME...the evil path they follow!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mujer infiel See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Ann Harding's final film performance. See more »

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Bad For Each Other
Music and Lyrics by Carroll Coates
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a campy Sirkish "Night of the Hunter", Poverty row style
20 March 2002 | by Clarence AbernathySee all my reviews

Director Irving Rapper had seen much better days (remember "Now Voyager" or "Menagerie of Glass"?) when he worked on the mise en scène of this quite bizarre flick. It starts as a war movie in a Korean torture camp, then switches to poverty-ridden melodrama, Peyton Place and Douglas Sirk style (even Gloria Talbott from "All that heaven allows" is here!), to end up as a cheap thrill version of "Night of the Hunter". There's plenty of incredible action and silly dialogue in this story about a young Korean vet who returns to fulfil a promise he gave to a dying comrade: to kill his kids in order to spare them a life with some stepfather if his wife/widow should marry again. And so a man has to do what he's gotta do. But the kids are such cuties (and so is their mom)and melodramatic effects come rising. Technically well crafted and thoroughly entertaining in spite of the crappy story, this is a must-see for bad movie aficionados!


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