Jennifer (1953 film)

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Jennifer FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Joel Newton
Produced by Berman Swarttz
Screenplay by Bernard Girard
Richard Dorso
Based on the Feb. 1949 Cosmopolitan short story "Jennifer"
by Virginia Myers[1]
Starring Ida Lupino
Howard Duff
Robert Nichols
Mary Shipp
Music by Ernest Gold
Cinematography James Wong Howe
Edited by Everett Douglas
Distributed by Allied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • October 25, 1953 (1953-10-25) (United States)
Running time
73 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Jennifer is a 1953 film directed by Joel Newton and starring Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, and Robert Nichols.[2]


Agnes Langley (Ida Lupino) is down on her luck and is hired by Lorna Gale (Mary Shipp) to replace the "missing" Jennifer as caretaker for the currently mysterious Southern California unoccupied estate. Langley finds a diary and becomes obsessed with Jennifer and her "disappearance". She takes on a mission to find out what actually happened to the other woman.



Time Out magazine (London) writes of the film, "This is gothic romance crossed with early-'50s noir, worth a look for the sake of the great Wong Howe. Grey-listed and taking what work he could get, he tackles even this B-picture for Monogram with unfailing artistry, creating images that are strong without being showy, atmospheric yet perfectly naturalistic."[3]


  1. ^ Turner Classic Movies. Screenplay information. Powered by AFI; accessed July 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Jennifer at the TCM Movie Database.
  3. ^ TimeOut. Staff film review. Accessed: July 24, 2013.

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