The Strange Mrs. Crane

The Strange Mrs. Crane is a 1948 American film noir directed by Sam Newfield (credited as Sherman Scott) for Eagle-Lion Films.

The Strange Mrs. Crane
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Directed bySam Newfield (as Sherman Scott)
Screenplay byAl Martin
CinematographyJack Greenhalgh
Edited byMartin G. Cohn
John Sutherland Productions
Distributed byEagle-Lion Films
Release date
1 December 1948 (USA)
Running time
62 mins
CountryUnited States


The Al Martin–penned murder drama centers around a senatorial candidate's wife's ex-partner's fiancee who is wrongly tried for murder. It turns out that the real culprit is the jury foreman who makes a fatal error at the last split second of the movie.


Filming on The Strange Mrs. Crane began on June 11, 1948, at the Morey-Sutherland Studios.[1] The script was adapted from 'Beyond a Reasonable Doubt', an episode of The Whistler, a radio program, and the episode aired on July 16, 1947.



  1. ^ "11 Jun 1948, 23 - The Los Angeles Times at". Retrieved 2018-12-28.