Strange Impersonation (1946)





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In this complex drama, a female chemist decides to test out her new formula for an anesthetic upon herself. Her assistant helps her. Unfortunately, something goes terribly awry and the woman ends up jilted by her fiance, blackmailed, and horribly disfigured. Fortunately, things are not as they seem.
Classics , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Anchor Bay Entertainment


Brenda Marshall
as Nora Goodrich
Ruth Ford
as Jane Karaski
William Gargan
as Stephan Lindstrom
Hillary Brooke
as Arline Cole
George Chandler
as J.W. Rinse
H.B. Warner
as Dr. Mansfield
Lyle Talbot
as Inspector Malloy
Mary Treen
as Nurse
Cay Forester
as Miss Roper
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Critic Reviews for Strange Impersonation

All Critics (4)

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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Anthony Mann and surrealism

Full Review… | April 2, 2010

A closer look shows some of Mann's pet themes already being explored.

Full Review… | January 3, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

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August 8, 2005

Leaves a bad impression.

Full Review… | April 22, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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June 5, 2002
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Strange Impersonation


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).

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

Eccentric but effective film noir with a clever power-play between 3 women. A Repiblic Pictures 68 minute quickie from director Anthony Mann.

Carlos Fonseca
Carlos Fonseca

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