STRANGE TRIANGLE (STRANGE ALIBI) (director: Ray McCarey; screenwriters: Charles G. Booth/Mortimer Braus/story by Jack Andrews; cinematographer: Harry Jackson; editor: Norman Colbert; music: David Buttolph; cast: Preston Foster (Sam Crane), Anabel Shaw (Betty Wilson), Signe Hasse (Francine Huber), John Shepperd (Earl Huber aka Matthews), Roy Roberts (Harry Matthews), Nancy Evans (Hilda Shaefer), Emory Parnell (Barney Shaefer); Runtime: 65; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Aubrey Schenck; 20th Century Fox Film; 1946)
“So-so B-film drama.”
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Director Ray McCarey(“The Falcon’s Alibi”/”Sunset Range”/”The Mystery Man”) is the younger brother of the famed director Leo McCarey. This so-so B-film drama is based on a story by Jack Andrews and is written by Charles G. Booth and Mortimer Braus.
The selfish materialist spendthrift Signe Hasse seduces, in Santa Rosa, a traveling bank examiner (Preston Foster), who is unaware that she’s a married woman.The femme fatale contrived to embezzle the bank of her bank manager hubby (John Shepperd). These foul steps by Hasse lead to a murder scene.
REVIEWED ON 9/7/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: “Ozus’ World Movie Reviews”
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