When Strangers Marry

Synopsis: A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.
Director(s): William Castle
Production: Monogram Pictures
67 min

Thank you.


What did you write in that letter?

Oh, it doesn't matter now.


Yes, Mrs. Baxter.

No, Mrs. Baxter.

Yes, I'll put all calls through,

no matter how late.

Anything for me, Charlie?

No, sorry, not a thing.

Hey, Charlie, take a look at this,

will you?



I'm sorry, I can't hear you.




Oh, Fred.

No, I've heard nothing from him.

Thanks for calling, Fred.

I said thanks for calling.

Good night.

Good morning.

Good morning.

Sleep well?

Not very.

Any word?


Well, you better have some breakfast.

Good morning. Your order, please.

No, Fred, please, I couldn't.

Oh, come on, have some coffee

or something.

No, thank you.

I'm terribly worried about Paul.

You're sure he knew you

were coming.

He sent me this telegram.

I've been making calls all morning.

I even checked the hospitals.

It was sent from Philadelphia. That's only

a few hours from here by train.

I know.

I wish there were something I could do.

Well, there's the police.


The Bureau of Missing Persons.

How do I get there?

Come on.

But I don't want to take you

from your work, Fred.

Oh, that'll keep.

Come on.

Homicide squad.

He wanted me to meet him here

yesterday morning and he hasn't shown up.

Well you got the wrong department.

This is homicide.

The Missing Persons Bureau

is down the hall to your left.

Can't you help us?

All right, I'll take the information.



Mildred Baxter.

Husband's name?

Paul Baxter.


The Sherwin Hotel.

When was the last time you saw

your husband?

The day we were married.

A month and four days ago.

Where was this?

In Grantsville, Ohio.

Under what circumstances

did he leave you?

He had to come back to New York on business.

Who does he work for?

I don't know.

Well, you know what sort of business

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Philip Yordan

Philip Yordan (April 1, 1914 – March 24, 2003) was an American screenwriter of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s who also produced several films. He was also known as a highly regarded script doctor. Born to Polish immigrants, he earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois and a law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law. more…

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