Weird Woman (1944)

Weird Woman


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The second of Universal's "Inner Sanctum" thrillers, Weird Woman stars Lon Chaney Jr. as Norman Reed, a college professor worried about the sanity of his new bride, Paula (Anne Gwynne), who was raised in Hawaii with all manners of superstitions, including voodoo. Jealous of Paula, Norman's former girlfriend, librarian Ilona Carr (Evelyn Ankers), does what she can to ruin the marriage, including suggesting to fellow professor Millard Sawtelle (Ralph Morgan) that Norman is about to expose him as a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Brenda Weisberg, W. Scott Darling
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as Prof. Norman Reed

as Paula Clayton Reed

as Illona Carr

as Prof. Millard Sawtel...

as Grace Gunnison

as Grace Gunnison

as Margaret Mercer

as Evelyn Sawtelle

as Prof. Septimus Carr

as David Jennings

as Student

as Student

as Carpenter
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Reginald LeBorg keeps the movie pretty effective on the atmosphere front, though the opening scenes may be the most effective of all.

Full Review… | October 12, 2011
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Weird Woman


This is an interesting and "weird" movie, but not that great.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Weird Woman is more entertaining than good as its main theme is the battle between superstition and skepticism. More than anything, it's melodrama with a few atmospheric touches as Lon Chaney, Jr brings home a bride from a jungle expedition to the college town where he resides. Someone gets jealous, builds a web of deception and several plot points are hit with some standard cookie-cutter characters present. Ann Gwynne isn't particularly weird and none of the performances especially stand out (especially Chaney's.) Director Reginald Le Borg's direction is the only real standout when it's allowed to do so. I know Weird Woman isn't a great movie, but I really enjoyed it.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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