Here’s a strange little film about a “Strange Woman” played by Hedy Lamar and directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. In the style of film noir, this film tells the story of Jenny Hager, a beautiful woman who can get men to do anything she wants.
Chuck Connors as plays an over-the-top, slightly psychotic big-game hunter. He’s out for revenge on an army officer who he thinks got his brother killed.
Strange Illusion is a 1945 American film noir. This thing is a budget B. If there is any better copy of this, it isn’t mine. It’s still worth a watch. Reminiscent of a time when movies didn’t cost a hundred million bucks but had actual talent. It’s an Ulmer movie, that might get your attention about a man who is afraid of his mother’s boyfriend. Good performances and a decent plot.
Socialite wants a divorce from her wealthy husband, but she thinks he’s gonna kill her. Well it doesn’t work out that way. The husband ends up dead. Her boyfriend is a cop, whose brother gets assigned to investigate the case.
A mild banker and amateur painter is at a dinner honouring him for for twenty-five years of service in the bank for which he works. Enroute home he helps Kitty , an amoral femme fatale apparently being attacked by a man. Soon, he is enamoured of her, since his own domestic life is ruled by his bullying wife Adele (Rosalind Ivan), who idolises her former husband, a policeman drowned while trying to save a woman.
A poor woman (Ann Harding) wins the lottery and soon she’s swept off her feet by a nice man (Basil Rathbone) but after they’re married she begins to think he has a few secrets including murder.