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Strange Illusion (1945)

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87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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 ...See morePaul, 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. Written by Wheeler Winston Dixon See less
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Writers
Adele Comandini (screenplay) | Fritz Rotter (original story)
Composer
Leo Erdody (as Erdody)
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Updated Mar 31, 1945

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Mar 31, 1945 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Jimmy Lydon
Paul Cartwright (as James Lydon) Paul Cartwright (as James Lydon)   See fewer
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Warren William
Brett Curtis Brett Curtis   See fewer
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Sally Eilers
Virginia Cartwright Virginia Cartwright   See fewer
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Regis Toomey
Dr. Vincent Dr. Vincent   See fewer
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Charles Arnt
Professor Muhlbach Professor Muhlbach   See fewer
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George Reed
Benjamin (as George H. Reed) Benjamin (as George H. Reed)   See fewer
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Jayne Hazard
Dorothy Cartwright Dorothy Cartwright   See fewer
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Jimmy Clark
George Hanover George Hanover   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
District Attorney Wallace Armstrong District Attorney Wallace Armstrong   See fewer
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Sonia Sorel
Charlotte Farber Charlotte Farber   See fewer
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Victor Potel
Mac - Game Warden (as Vic Potel) Mac - Game Warden (as Vic Potel)   See fewer
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George Sherwood
Langdon Langdon   See fewer
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Gene Roth
Sparky (as Gene Stutenroth) Sparky (as Gene Stutenroth)   See fewer
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John Hamilton
Bill Allen Bill Allen   See fewer
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Edmund Cobb
Police Driver (uncredited) Police Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Theresa Harris
Maid (uncredited) Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Wagenheim
Tom - Armstrong's Assistant (uncredited) Tom - Armstrong's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 790 votes