Jennifer (1953 film)

Jennifer is a 1953 film directed by Joel Newton and starring Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, and Robert Nichols.[2]

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoel Newton
Produced byBerman Swarttz
Screenplay byBernard Girard
Richard Dorso
Based onthe Feb. 1949 Cosmopolitan short story "Jennifer"
by Virginia Myers[1]
StarringIda Lupino
Howard Duff
Robert Nichols
Mary Shipp
Music byErnest Gold
CinematographyJames Wong Howe
Edited byEverett Douglas
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • October 25, 1953 (1953-10-25) (United States)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States


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."[3]


  1. ^ Turner Classic Movies. Screenplay information. Powered by AFI; accessed July 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Jennifer at the TCM Movie Database.
  3. ^ TimeOut. Staff film review. Accessed: July 24, 2013.

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