Experiment Perilous
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Officially based on a novel by Margaret Carpenter, Experiment Perilous would seem to be more inspired by MGM's psychological thriller Gaslight. Set at the turn of the century, the film stars Hedy Lamarr as Allida, the beautiful young wife of an elderly "gentleman" named Nick (Paul Lukas). Treating his wife like a possession, Nick keeps her a virtual prisoner in their London town house, cutting off all contact with the outside world. The situation is exacting a terrible emotional toll on Allida and her stepson Alec (George N. Neise). Enter kindly psychiatrist Huntington Bailey… More
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"Highly atmospheric thriller."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Elegant mystery melodrama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"I wish that the strongest passages of Experiment Perilous were more representative of the film's overall achievements. It's practically an essay in the boons and the perils of starting off wonderfully."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Splendid period thriller from Tourneur. Deserves to be better known."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Tourneur's well crafted suspense thriller about a scary husband menacing his wife (Hedy Lamarr) bears thematic resemblance to the far superior Gaslight, by George Cukor, for which Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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