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      Strange Impersonation

      1946 1h 8m Mystery & Thriller List
      60% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 56% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A female chemist becomes involved in a murder and assumes a false identity so that she may start a new life. Read More Read Less

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      Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Though the plot is incredibly unique, the conclusion falls apart due to an abundance of circumstantial evidence. Rated: 4/10 Aug 15, 2020 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion Anthony Mann and surrealism Apr 2, 2010 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid A closer look shows some of Mann's pet themes already being explored. Jan 3, 2008 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 8, 2005 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Leaves a bad impression. Rated: C Apr 22, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Georgan G This film was complex and interesting. The acting was good & the screenplay wonderful. Best part was the ending. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/26/23 Full Review Audience Member I really enjoyed this classic film.... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member One of Anthony Mann's earlier efforts, and not one of his better known film noirs, this is, if nothing else, a movie that has a good enough sense of humor to bask in its own strangeness. It has a wonderful lead actress in Brenda Marshall, a beautiful screen presence and one who doesn't mind getting a little weird. The plot involves a twisted love triangle in which a jealous lab assistant gets in the way of a brilliant chemist, Nora Goodrich (Marshall), and her fiance by sabotaging an experiment. When the experiment goes wrong after Nora uses herself as a test subject, she becomes horribly disfigured. Then she becomes unwillingly involved in a murder, whose victim is mistaken for Nora, she flees to Los Angeles to undergo plastic surgery. With a whole new face, she goes back to try to discover the truth behind her horrible fate. Yeah, it's a weird story, and it works in spite of itself most of the time. Mann's lively direction is apparent even in this early, crude feature; he lights and frames his subjects wonderfully and spends equal time on their beauty and their ugliness. It is clear that this is an A-list director who just hasn't gotten the chance to break away from B-movies yet. Most viewers will roll their eyes at the ending of the picture, which looks now contrived and overdone, but I find that it works for the movie in a hokey kind of way. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Bizarre and masterfully done schlock. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Ludicrous story with questionable ideas about gender roles and a lame cop-out ending... but deliciously fun nonetheless. You've gotta love a movie with a tagline like "Hell hath no fury as a woman scalded by acid"! A really twisted revenge thriller/soap opera that plays out a bit like an extended "Twilight Zone" episode. Anthony Mann's noir chops are undeniable, and although this one isn't exactly noir, it pushes all the right buttons. I had my doubts going into it, but it turned out to be a really good time. Just ignore the last two minutes (although they do make the plot's implausibilities more palatable). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Spännande och rätt märklig historia om hämnd och svartsjuka. En kvinnlig forskare byter identitet med en utpressare för att hämnas på en rival som van ställt hennes ansikte vid ett experiment för att komma emellan forskaren och hennes blivande man. Tappar väldigt mycket på ett dåligt slut. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A female chemist becomes involved in a murder and assumes a false identity so that she may start a new life.
      Director
      Anthony Mann
      Producer
      W. Lee Wilder
      Screenwriter
      Mindret Lord
      Production Co
      W. Lee Wilder Productions
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 8, 2019
      Runtime
      1h 8m