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Radio legend and 3-D pioneer Arch Oboler brings his story, Alter Ego, to the screen in a low-budget yarn that benefits from a strong cast and direction. Joan Ellis (Phyllis Thaxter) hears a voice in her head (in flashbacks) shortly before she is to be married. She flees to another city and even takes up with another man to rid herself of the voice, but random words bring it back at unexpected moments. The voice ultimately tells her to kill her husband-to-be, and when a psychiatrist (Edmund Gwenn) determines on the eve of her execution that Joan is possessed by a split personality, a struggle ensues to see which one will survive. Oboler uses radio techniques and tense scripting to bring his thriller to visual life.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2012
UPC: 0883316483091
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:05:00
Sales rank: 56,252

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Phyllis Thaxter Joan Alris Ellis
Edmund Gwenn Dr. Bergson
Henry Daniels Bob Arnold
Stephen McNally Eric Russell
Addison Richards John Ellis
Kathleen Lockhart Mrs. Ellis
Minor Watson Governor
Sharon McManus Small Girl
Gladys Blake Glenda
Will Wright Mr. Herkheimer
Oscar O'Shea Capt. O'Malley
Virginia Brissac Governor's Wife
Audrey Totter Karen
Francis Pierlot Dr. George Wilson

Technical Credits
Arch Oboler Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Mac Alper Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Bresler Producer
Malcolm Brown Art Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Harry Komer Editor
Herbert Moulton Associate Producer
Charles Salerno Cinematographer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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