The Strange Woman

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Alluring Hedy Lamarr plays Jenny, a lusty, sociopathic lass in the wilds of 18th Century Bangor, Maine, who uses her beauty to snare a local, rich, middle-aged businessman (Gene Lockhart). She then seduces his weak-willed son (Louis Hayward) and later goes after John (George Sanders)-- a tall, dark, handsome woodsman engaged to her friend.

  1. Edgar G. Ulmer

    Director, Writer

  2. Herb Meadow


  3. Ben Ames Williams


  4. Hunt Stromberg


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  1. Hedy Lamarr

    Hedy Lamarr

    Jenny Hager

  2. George Sanders

    George Sanders

    John Evered

  3. Louis Hayward

    Louis Hayward

    Ephraim Poster

  4. Gene Lockhart

    Gene Lockhart

    Isaiah Poster

  5. Hillary Brooke

    Hillary Brooke

    Meg Saladine

  6. Rhys Williams

    Rhys Williams

    Deacon Adams

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • October 25, 1946



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Bangor is mine and it owes me a living.

The Strange Woman is directed by Edgar G. Ulmer who also co-writes the screenplay with Hunt Stromberg and Herb Matthews from the novel of the same name written by Ben Ames Williams. It stars Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders, Louis Hayward, Gene Lockhart, Hilary Brooke, Rhys Williams and June Storey. Music is by Carmen Dragon and cinematography by Lucien N. Andriot.

I don’t want the youngest. I want the richest!

Well well, what an intriguing little period noir this is. Story deals with Jenny Hagar (Lamarr), a strong and scheming woman who in 1840s Bang... read the rest.

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