My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)
Cult figure and B-movie auteur Joseph H. Lewis directed this taut exercise in film noir. Julia Ross (Nina Foch), an American receiving medical treatment in London, finds herself short on money and takes a job as secretary for Mrs. Hughes (May Whitty), the matriarch of a large estate. Julie meets Mrs. Hughes' son Ralph (George Macready), a mysterious gentleman with a facial scar, shortly before eating lunch and falling into a deep sleep. When she awakes, she's in a different home with a high fence, and everyone around her insists that she's Ralph's wife, just home after a stay in a mental institution. My Name Is Julia Ross was one of Lewis' first "prestige" productions; begun as a ten-day B-picture, studio heads were so impressed with the results that they expanded the schedule by eight days to give the picture more polish. … More
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Critic Reviews for My Name Is Julia Ross
It may not fit the typical mode of a film noir (no detectives, femme fatales, not an urban setting), but its certainly shot like one and it wastes no time - it's a brisk, thrilling movie.
... a minor but impressive showpiece: crisply directed, smartly shot, handsomely mounted.
Inventive crime thriller full of personal touches and a gripping story.
Audience Reviews for My Name Is Julia Ross
Interesting little British film about a woman kidnapped by a old lady and her psychotic son. At times very suspenseful, but gets a little hokey at the end. Good acting all around and George Macready is great as a knife wielding bad tempered maniac. It's a good story, but the film is just a hour and 10 minutes and at times a little rushed.More
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