Strangers in the Night ★★★

Marine sergent William Terry, just returned from the war, visits the home of a woung woman who sent him heartening letters. The girl is away, but her mother, Helene Thimig, asks him to stay until she returns. A painting of the beautiful girl hangs over the fireplace. Despite the mother’s assurances, the girl does not return. The housekeeper creeps around nervously and avoids answering questions about the young woman. Terry begins to feel that something is amiss, although he cannot determine what it is. While waiting, Terry becomes friendly with beautiful doctor, Virginia Grey. Their friendship annoys Thimig.

A well scripted, directed (by Anthony Mann), and acted B-film.