Strange Illusion. 1945. USA. Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. DCP, b&w, 87 min.
A young man has a recurring dream in which an uncanny gentleman attempts to woo his mother, after seeing his dad die mysteriously in a car accident in the same dream. His father had indeed investigated the man before his death. Paul Cartwright consults a psychiatrist, who is also a friend, and realizes that his dream is coming true, especially after receiving a posthumous letter from his father about his mother’s suitor. Brett Curtis is actually a homicidal maniac who is a clinical patient in the sanitarium of Dr. Muhlbach, a doctor with an underdeveloped sense of ethics. The film is filled with twists and turns, and it seems Curtis is interested in Mrs. Cartwright’s money, but also casts a lecherous eye on Paul’s sister, Dorothy. When Curtis tries to marry Paul's mother, Paul tries to stop the relationship, and eventually learns the truth about his dreams.
News of the Day, Vol. 17, No. 288 (1945) 8 min.
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