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My Name Is Julia Ross

1945 1h 5m Mystery & Thriller List
92% Tomatometer 26 Reviews 67% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Unemployed Julia Ross (Nina Foch) spots a job ad for a resident personal secretary, and is hired to work a certain Mrs. Hughes (Dame May Whitty), a widow who requests that she move in with her that very night. Julia leaves her old lodgings immediately to stay with her new employer, only to inexplicably wake up two days later in a mansion overlooking the sea. Even more strangely, Mrs. Hughes and her son, Ralph (George Macready), now insist that she's not Julia Ross but Ralph's wife, Marion. Read More Read Less

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Leonard Maltin leonardmaltin.com [Director Joseph H. Lewis'] approach to this material elevates a B picture to new heights. May 31, 2019 Full Review Clayton Dillard Slant Magazine Transformation, whether of theme or person, lies at the heart of Joseph H. Lewis's cinematic identity. Feb 24, 2019 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Joseph H. Lewis directed for pace, and he achieves it all the way. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a slow-moving yet increasingly compelling thriller... Rated: 3/4 Apr 27, 2024 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia It briefly shows Joseph H. Lewis's expertise in conceiving atmospheres and chiaroscuro as a B-movie noir craftsman, but his gothic melodrama, in my opinion, lacks an intrigue to keep me on the edge of my seat. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 5/10 Sep 23, 2022 Full Review Lauren Humphries-Brooks Citizen Dame The film's tension stems not from whether or not Julia will ultimately believe the lies, but how she will manage to extricate herself from her situation. Far from a passive waif, she remains in control of herself throughout. Jun 18, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member The best B-rated movie ever. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Average fare. A bit too convoluted to be realistic and typical slow British pacing, but plenty of atmosphere. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member It is like a successful symphony, slowly growing to a crescendo and finishing up with a very satisfying resolution. See it several times, never boring. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member A chilling tale of gaslighting, My Name Is Julia Ross is a low-budget noir elevated to excellence by strong direction. Short, sweet, and satisfying. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review andrey k It is certainly not 'Rebecca' or the like but still it has its charm and atmosphere. And yet I can't rate it high, because the suspense that was supposed to be there was lacking at all. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Joseph H. Lewis tem muito bem calibrados todos os seus recursos - incluindo um elenco fantástico e uma banda-sonora que não nos larga os nervos - neste senhor thriller, que, à semelhança de "The Big Combo", é um série-B capaz de envergonhar muitos filmes feitos com meios bem superiores. "My Name is Julia Ross" vai directo ao assunto, não tem 2 minutos a mais que seja e deixa uma vontade enorme de ver tudo o que há de Joseph H. Lewis. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Unemployed Julia Ross (Nina Foch) spots a job ad for a resident personal secretary, and is hired to work a certain Mrs. Hughes (Dame May Whitty), a widow who requests that she move in with her that very night. Julia leaves her old lodgings immediately to stay with her new employer, only to inexplicably wake up two days later in a mansion overlooking the sea. Even more strangely, Mrs. Hughes and her son, Ralph (George Macready), now insist that she's not Julia Ross but Ralph's wife, Marion.
Director
Joseph H. Lewis
Producer
Wallace MacDonald
Screenwriter
Muriel Roy Bolton
Production Co
Columbia Pictures
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 5m