[Inner Sanctum] Weird Woman

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1944. Post-production Continuity & Dialogue script for the 1944 film.

The second installment in the "Inner Sanctum" series, after "Calling Dr. Death" (1943), also directed by Le Borg, based on the 1943 story, "Conjure Wife," by Fritz Leiber, Jr.

Professor Norman Reed (Chaney, Jr.) falls in love with an exotic native woman (Gwynne). What Prof. Reed doesn't know is that his exotic wife was raised by superstitious natives who taught her to trust her faith in voodoo. With Chaney, Jr., in an early role where he wasn't portraying a ghoulish monster, and more fun had by the cast off-screen than would its viewing audience, the film was essentially a silly romp. Leiber's story wouldn't get its official screen treatment until 1962 with "Burn, Witch, Burn," directed by Sidney Hayers, script by Richard Matheson, and starring Peter Wyngarde and Janet Blair.

White studio self wrappers, dated February 23, 1944, noting 7 reels. Mimeograph duplication. Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

Weaver, Universal Horrors.

[Book #128974]

Price: $75.00