Strangers In The Night
The first film-noir directed by legendary filmmaker Anthony Mann (T-Men, The Naked Spur) ` a Marine sergeant (William Terry) stationed overseas falls in love with a woman only through correspondence. On the train back home, he meets a beautiful young doctor (Virginia Grey) who's starting a new practice in the same small town. Once in town, he finds his pen pal's place of residence, but to his surprise he only finds the girl's mother (Helene Thimig) living at the old mansion with her servant (Edith Barrett). The old woman informs him that her daughter has gone away and will return shortly, but asks him to stay at the mansion until her return. This gothic and haunting mystery in the tradition of Hitchcock's Rebecca was beautifully shot by Reggie Lanning (Hoodlum Empire).