Experiment Perilous
Experiment Perilous (1944)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 18, 1944
DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Highly atmospheric thriller.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Elegant mystery melodrama.

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Nick Davis
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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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Splendid period thriller from Tourneur. Deserves to be better known.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Overheated but entertaining drama, Hedy of course is gorgeous.