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Experiment Perilous (1944) was a Romance - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Robert Fellows.

Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Albert S. D'Agostino, Jack Okey; Interior Decoration: Darrell Silvera, Claude CarpNominated
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Experiment Perilous (1944, Jacques Tourneur)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 8, 2018 From The Stop Button

Experiment Perilous is a strange film. Not the plot?well, some of how the plot is handled?but the strangeness comes from the result of how the film is executed. It?s a Gothic family drama set in twentieth century New York City without a lot of the family. There?s a flashback sequence, but Perilous i... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: EXPERIMENT PERILOUS (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 17, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Like the more illustrious Gaslight (1944), Experiment Perilous (1944) focuses on a beautiful woman trapped in a sinister plot to destroy her sanity, with Hedy Lamarr as the lady in peril and George Brent as her aspiring protector. The film also features direction by Jacques Tourneur, but it falls sh... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: EXPERIMENT PERILOUS (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 17, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Like the more illustrious Gaslight (1944), Experiment Perilous (1944) focuses on a beautiful woman trapped in a sinister plot to destroy her sanity, with Hedy Lamarr as the lady in peril and George Brent as her aspiring protector. The film also features direction by Jacques Tourneur, but it falls sh... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: EXPERIMENT PERILOUS (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 17, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Like the more illustrious Gaslight (1944), Experiment Perilous (1944) focuses on a beautiful woman trapped in a sinister plot to destroy her sanity, with Hedy Lamarr as the lady in peril and George Brent as her aspiring protector. The film also features direction by Jacques Tourneur, but it falls sh... Read full article


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Hedy Lamarr's singing voice was dubbed by Paula Raymond.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 4, 1946 with George Brent reprising his film role.
The title is a common variation of a line from Hippocrates, the Greek Father of Medicine: "Life is short, art is long, decision difficult, and experiment perilous." The line is recited by Nick Bederaux in the film.
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