Strangers in the Night (1944)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A bizarre love affair forms the basis of this drama. It all begins with a few love letters between a Marine sergeant stationed overseas and a young woman back in the States. As soon as his tour is finished, the sergeant begins looking for the woman back home. He finds the girl's mother and she informs him that her daughter has gone away. The man is heartbroken until a friend of the mother tells him that the mother never had a daughter; the whole affair was manufactured by the lonely woman. When the mother learns of her friend's betrayal, she kills her. She then tries to kill the Marine, but during the scuffle, a gigantic painting of her "daughter" slips off the wall and crushes her.

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Marines, sergeant, love-letter, pen-pals, daughter, mother, deception, fantasy, murder, truth