The Unseen (1945)


Governess Elizabeth Howard fears that David, both her widowed employer and the man she loves, could be the strangler that’s stalking women in the small New England town where they live. So does the police. His little son Barnaby knows who the killer is but won’t tell. Elizabeth becomes convinced that the killer is now stalking her as well.

Director: Lewis Allen.
Stars: Joel McCrea, Gail Russell, Herbert Marshall, Phyllis Brooks, Isobel Elsom, Norman Lloyd, Mikhail Rasumny, Elisabeth Risdon, Tom Tully, Nona Griffith, Richard Lyon.

1946 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Sound Recording (Loren L. Ryder).


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  1. Quilty
    November 14, 2019

    A local television station in the mid fifties ran “The Unseen” the week after my parents and I watched “The Uninvited.” They thought I’d be disappointed because “The Unseen” didn’t have a supernatural element in its plot, but I remember liking it even though a lot of it went over my little head. I’m glad to see it included here, although it’s a much better movie than most of the entries in “Rare Film.” Seeing it again after all the years I still think Gail Russell has the loveliest, sad eyes, and that Herbert Marshall will never be one of my favorite actors.

  2. Steve Press
    January 6, 2021

    I completely agree about Gail Russell’s eyes.

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