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Director  Anthony Mann
Music director  Alexander Laszlo
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Film-Noir
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Language  English
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Release date  March 16, 1946 (1946-03-16) (United States)
Writer  Mindret Lord (screenplay), Anne Wigton (story), Lewis Herman (story)
Genres  Film noir, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Cast  Brenda Marshall (Nora Goodrich), William Gargan (Dr. Stephen Lindstrom), Hillary Brooke (Arline Cole), George Chandler (J W Rinse, plaintiffs' atty.), Ruth Ford (Jane Karaski #1), H.B. Warner (Dr. Mansfield, plastic surgeon)
Similar movies  Related Anthony Mann movies

Strange Impersonation is a 1946 American film noir drama film directed by Anthony Mann starring Brenda Marshall, William Gargan and Hillary Brooke.

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Plot

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A disfigured woman scientist undergoes plastic surgery and then assumes the identity of a dead blackmailer.

Cast

  • Brenda Marshall as Nora Goodrich
  • William Gargan as Dr. Stephen Lindstrom
  • Hillary Brooke as Arline Cole
  • George Chandler as J W Rinse, plaintiffs' attorney
  • Ruth Ford as Jane Karaski #1
  • H.B. Warner as Dr. Mansfield, plastic surgeon
  • Lyle Talbot as Insp. Malloy, chief interrogator
  • Mary Treen as Talkative nurse
  • Cay Forester as Miss Roper, interrogation witness
  • Dick Scott as Detective
  • Release

    Republic released Strange Impersonation in March 1946, three months after it was approved by the Production Code Administration. Its West Coast performance was not as good as on the East Coast, which author Max Alvarez attributes to supporting a better feature in New York City.

    Critical response

    Film critic Glenn Erickson is positive about the film, writing, "Strange Impersonation is a fun oddity, a female version of The Scar (Hollow Triumph) (or perhaps The Woman in the Window) but without an organized crime angle. It's the kind of Cornell Woolrich yarn that depends on an unlikely but entertaining twist concept. ... The future director of El Cid and a half-dozen landmark James Stewart westerns shows a flair for dramatic confrontations. Strange Impersonation never looks cheap even though its limited cast works in just a few sets. Not surprisingly, the underlying message implies that if professional women want to be happy, they need to stop working and marry." Writing in The Crime Films of Anthony Mann, Alvarez says, "Irrespective of his reservations and despite its unsatisfying conclusion, the picture is an ingenious and frenzied little thriller". William Darby, who wrote Anthony Mann: The Film Career, said that the film "uneasily moves between film noir and woman's picture with the latter tendency ultimately winning out."

    References

    Strange Impersonation Wikipedia
    Strange Impersonation IMDb Strange Impersonation themoviedb.org


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