Experiment Perilous

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In 1903, Doctor Huntington Bailey (Brent) meets a friendly older lady during a train trip. She tells him that she is going to visit her brother Nick and his lovely young wife Allida. Once in New York, Bailey hears that his train companion suddenly died. Shortly afterward, he meets the strange couple and gets suspicious of Nick's treatment of his wife.

  1. Margaret Carpenter


  2. Warren Duff


  3. Jacques Tourneur


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  1. Hedy Lamarr

    Hedy Lamarr

    Allida Bederaux

  2. George Brent

    George Brent

    Dr. Huntington Bailey

  3. Paul Lukas

    Paul Lukas

    Nick Bederaux

  4. Albert Dekker

    Albert Dekker

    'Clag' Claghorn

  5. Carl Esmond

    Carl Esmond

    John Maitland

  6. Olive Blakeney

    Olive Blakeney

    Clarissa 'Cissie' Bederaux

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 31m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • December 18, 1944



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

What Is This Evil That Shadows Their Lives?

Experiment Perilous is directed by Jacques Tourneur and adapted to screenplay by Warren Duff from the Margaret Carpenter novel of the same name. It stars Hedy Lamarr, George Brent, Paul Lukas, Albert Dekker, Olive Blakeney and Carl Esmond. Music is by Roy Webb and cinematography by Tony Gaudio.

1903 New York and psychiatrist Dr. Huntington Bailey (Brent) is plunged into a psychological maelstrom when he enters the lives of Clarissa (Blakeney), Allida (Lamarr) and Nick Bederaux (Lukas).

I've been living in that diary tonight, living the str... read the rest.

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