Strange Illusion
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In this film, a young man is concerned about his widowed mother's plans to remarry, particularly in light of his suspicions about the death of his father. He pretends to be insane, which gets him nowhere but into an insane asylum, where he very nearly loses it altogether.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though saddled with the script's fetish for Freud, Ulmer stylizes his thriller without sending it adrift. Like his other great films, Strange Illusion is a shaggy quickie that takes fine shape throughout."
‑ Matthew Sorrento, Film Threat
"An engrossing premise courtesy of Mr. Shakespeare."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Hamlet on Poverty Row"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Strange Illusion marks prolific filmmaker Edgar G. Ulmer's trip into Hitchcock territory, with often underwhelming results."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Visually inventive crime thriller, with many strange sequences."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"A lesser Ulmer."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
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