Strange Illusion (1945)

Strange Illusion 1945

 Writers: Adele Comandini (screenplay), Fritz Rotter (original story)
 Story: Paul, a young man whose father was once lieutenant Governor of California before his untimely death, has a strange, recurring dream in which his mother falls in love with a dangerous man (Brett Curtis), a dream which also contains the image of his father's death in an automobile accident under mysterious circumstances. Through the help of his friend, a psychiatrist, Paul realizes that his dream is coming true, and that his mother is falling under Curtis's influence. Curtis, in fact, is a homicidal maniac who lives as an out-patient at the sanitarium of the unscrupulous Dr. Muhlbach. When Curtis makes an attempt to marry Paul's mother, Paul intervenes, and after a series of events discovers the truth behind his dreams.
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 Did you know: The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.
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Release: 31 March 1945
Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
Countries: USA
Language: English
Genres: Crime,  Drama,  Film-Noir
MPAA Rating: Approved
IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
Runtime: 87min
Cast
Jimmy Lydon
as Paul Cartwright (as James Lydon)
Warren William
as Brett Curtis
Sally Eilers
as Virginia Cartwright
Regis Toomey
as Dr. Vincent
Charles Arnt
as Professor Muhlbach
George Reed
as Benjamin (as George H. Reed)
Crew
Director - Edgar G. Ulmer
Screenplay - Adele Comandini
Original Story - Fritz Rotter
Producer - Leon Fromkess
Original Music Composer - Leo Erdody
Director of Photography - Philip Tannura
Rotten Tomatoes® Ratings and Review
TOMATOMETER:
86%
Average rating: 6.6/10
Reviews counted: 7
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 1
AUDIENCE:
38% liked it
Average rating: 3.1/5
Reviews counted: 456

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