|Directed by||Reginald Le Borg|
|Produced by||Oliver Drake, Ben Pivar|
|Written by||Fritz Leiber (novel Conjure Wife)
|Starring||Lon Chaney, Jr.
|Music by||Paul Sawtell|
|Editing by||Milton Carruth|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Running time||63 minutes|
Weird Woman (1944) is an Inner Sanctum mystery film directed by Reginald Le Borg, and starring Lon Chaney, Jr., Anne Gwynne, and Evelyn Ankers. The "Inner Sanctum" franchise originated with a popular radio series and all of the films star Chaney, Jr.. The film is one of several films based on the novel Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber, the others include Night of the Eagle (1962) and Witches' Brew (1980).
Professor Norman Reed (Chaney, Jr.) falls in love with and marries an exotic woman named Paula (Gwynne) while on vacation in the South Seas. When they return to his home town, she is greeted coolly by much of the community, especially Illona (Ankers), who felt that Reed was hers. Strange things begin to happen, including the death of a colleague, which turns people against her even more, especially as she believes in voodoo and other supernatural phenomena. Reed must work hard to prove her innocence and find the real culprit behind the strange doings.
- Lon Chaney, Jr. – Prof. Norman Reed (billed as Lon Chaney)
- Anne Gwynne – Paula Clayton Reed
- Evelyn Ankers – Ilona Carr
- Ralph Morgan – Prof. Millard Sawtelle
- Elisabeth Risdon – Dean Grace Gunnison
- Lois Collier – Margret Mercer
- Harry Hayden – Dean Septimus Carr
- Elizabeth Russell – Evelyn Sawtelle
- Phil Brown – David Jennings
- Kay Harding – Student (as Jackie Lou Harding)
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- Weird Woman at Trailers from Hell
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