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The Uninvited

The Uninvited(1944)

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Dorothy Macardle's novel was published in the United States under the title Uninvited. The CBCS credited Elizabeth Russell as posing for the portrait of "Mary Meredith," and Lynda Gray as the body for the portrait. Hollywood Reporter news items reported the following about the production: Veronica Lake and Helen Walker were tested for lead roles in the film. Although Gail Russell, who withdrew from the cast of Henry Aldrich Haunts a House to appear in The Uninvited, was "introduced" in this film, she made her screen debut in Paramount's 1943 film Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour. Background scenes were shot on location along the coastline near San Francisco, CA, and in Phoenix, AZ. This film marks Lewis Allen's directorial debut. Author and stage actress Cornelia Otis Skinner, who appeared briefly as herself in the 1943 film Stage Door Canteen, made her dramatic debut in The Uninvited. Charles Lang was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography. On November 18, 1946, Ray Milland performed in a radio broadcast of The Uninvited, hosted by director Lewis Allen. In 1947, Frank Sinatra made a recording of the song "Stella by Starlight," with added lyrics by composer Ned Washington, which became a popular hit.