Jennifer (1953 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Joel Newton|
|Produced by||Berman Swarttz|
|Screenplay by||Bernard Girard|
|Based on||the Feb. 1949 Cosmopolitan short story "Jennifer"|
by Virginia Myers
|Music by||Ernest Gold|
|Cinematography||James Wong Howe|
|Edited by||Everett Douglas|
|Distributed by||Allied Artists Pictures|
Down on her luck, Agnes Langley (Ida Lupino) is hired by Lorna Gale (Mary Shipp) to replace the "missing" Jennifer as caretaker for the Gale family's currently unoccupied Southern California estate. Agnes is immediately affected by the mysterious house and, after she finds a diary apparently belonging to Jennifer, becomes obsessed with determining the cause of the woman's "disappearance".
Time Out magazine (London) writes of the film, "This is gothic romance crossed with early-'50s noir, worth a look for the sake of the great Wong Howe. Grey-listed and taking what work he could get, he tackles even this B-picture for Monogram with unfailing artistry, creating images that are strong without being showy, atmospheric yet perfectly naturalistic."