When Strangers Marry
|When Strangers Marry aka Betrayed|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||William Castle|
|Produced by||Frank King
|Screenplay by||Philip Yordan
Dennis J. Cooper
|Story by||George Moskov|
|Music by||Dimitri Tiomkin|
|Cinematography||Ira H. Morgan|
|Edited by||Martin G. Cohn|
King Brothers Productions
|Distributed by||Monogram Pictures|
A naive woman (Hunter) comes to New York City to meet her salesman husband (Jagger) whom she only met months before, and discovers that he may be a murderer.
- Dean Jagger as Paul Baxter
- Kim Hunter as Millie Baxter
- Robert Mitchum as Fred Graham (billed as Bob Mitchum)
- Neil Hamilton as Det. Lt. Blake
- Rhonda Fleming as Girl on Train
When the film was released, Variety's review was positive, writing, "Only thing wrong with this film is its misleading title. Tag, When Strangers Marry, suggests another of the problem plays of newlyweds when in reality pic is a taught (sic) psychological thriller about a murderer and a manhunt full of suspense and excitement."
According to Simon Callow's book Orson Welles: Hello Americans, Orson Welles said of this movie, "It isn't as slick as Double Indemnity or as glossy as Laura, but it's better acted and better directed ... than either."
- When Strangers Marry at the TCM Movie Database.
- McGilligan, Patrick. Backstory 2: Interviews with Screenwriters of the 1940s and 1950s. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1991. http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft0z09n7m0/
- SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD: Warners Will Remake 'Sweet Adeline' -- 'Attack!', Army Film, Due Next Month Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 16 May 1944: 18.
- Variety, film review, 1943. Accessed: July 6, 2013.
- Callow, Simon (2006), Orson Welles: Hello Americans, Jonathan Cape, ISBN 978-0-224-03853-9