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Supernatural (1933)

Passed | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 12 May 1933 (USA)
A serial black widow murderess returns to life in the body of a young woman to exact revenge on a former lover, a phony spiritualist who betrayed her.

Director:

Victor Halperin

Writers:

Garnett Weston (story), Garnett Weston (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carole Lombard ... Roma Courtney
Alan Dinehart ... Paul Bavian (as Allan Dinehart)
Vivienne Osborne ... Ruth Rogen
Randolph Scott ... Grant Wilson
H.B. Warner ... Dr. Carl Houston
Beryl Mercer ... Madame Gourjan - Paul's Landlady
William Farnum ... Nick 'Nicky' Hammond
Willard Robertson ... Prison Warden
George Burr Macannan ... Max Schmitt - Glass Blower (as George Burr Mac Annan)
Lyman Williams Lyman Williams ... Ghost of John Courtney
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In New York city, Ruth Rogan is convicted of killing 3 of her lovers and sentenced to be executed. Meanwhile, lovely Roma Courtenay becomes a millionaire heiress when her brother dies. A spiritualist approaches Roma with an urgent message from her dead brother. He runs a rigged seance that doesn't convince Roma's boyfriend Grant but has Roma confused. Then unexpectedly, the executed Ruth Rogan's spirit takes control of Roma's body. Roma runs off with the fake spiritualist under Ruth Rogan's control. Grant desperately tries to track Roma down and return her soul. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Pittsburgh Friday 30 October 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 16 October 2014 as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »

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The headline on Bavian's newspaper is different in the close-up. See more »

Quotes

Roma Courtney: [Admiring Ruth Rogen's portrait] Isn't she beautiful?
Paul Bavian: Yes, but repulsive... like a female spider that kills her mate when she's through with it. She would have killed me if I hadn't gotten rid of her first.
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Silly and trite
19 November 2002 | by DavejholtSee all my reviews

I too have seen Supernatural very recently and I found it to be silly and trite. I kept telling myself that this wasn't Carole Lombard that I was watching as I couldn't believe she would do such a horrible movie. Alas, it was she and it was also Randolph Scott hamming it up in too many scenes. But, unlike another critic of this movie at this site I did not see Robert Montgomery anywhere in this movie.

Give credit where credit is due and withold it when it isn't due. Robert Montgomery was nowhere near this abomination of a movie.

Dave Holt


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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