GenreDrama, Film-Noir, Mystery CountryUnited States
CastDean Jagger (Paul Baxter), Kim Hunter (Millie Baxter), Robert Mitchum (Fred Graham), Neil Hamilton (Det. Lt. Blake) Release dateAugust 21, 1944 (1944-08-21) (United States) WriterPhilip Yordan (screenplay), Dennis J. Cooper (screenplay), George Moskov (story) GenresFilm noir, Thriller, Psychological thriller Similar moviesTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Birdman, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Sex Tape, Black Swan, Independence Day
When strangers marry 1944
When Strangers Marry (re-release title Betrayed) is a 1944 suspense film directed by William Castle and featuring Dean Jagger, Kim Hunter and Robert Mitchum.
A naive woman (Hunter) comes to New York City to meet her salesman husband (Jagger) whom she only met months before, and discovers that he may be a murderer.
Dean Jagger as Paul Baxter
Kim Hunter as Millie Baxter
Robert Mitchum as Fred Graham (billed as Bob Mitchum)
Neil Hamilton as Det. Lt. Blake
Rhonda Fleming as Girl on Train
Philip Yordan says he gave the story to Dennis Cooper to write up, but that Yordan then had to rewrite it.
Neil Hamilton and Kim Hunter were borrowed from Selznick International.
When the film was released, Variety's review was positive, writing, "Only thing wrong with this film is its misleading title. Tag, When Strangers Marry, suggests another of the problem plays of newlyweds when in reality pic is a taught (sic) psychological thriller about a murderer and a manhunt full of suspense and excitement."
According to Simon Callow's book Orson Welles: Hello Americans, Orson Welles said of this movie, "It isn't as slick as Double Indemnity or as glossy as Laura, but it's better acted and better directed ... than either."