Gone are the hypothetical otherworldly or mystical explanation from "Cat People" or "I Walked with ..", here it is all about insanity. Unfiltered, a product of man's weakness toward the other or the self. The rich husband who tries to bind his woman to him through manipulation or the psychologist who starts to question his own sanity, mostly through very subtle spacial construction of objects. Another great Tourneur.
Despite the touches subtle splashes of Tourneur's style throughout, Experiment Perilous remains pretty flat until the last 15-20 minutes. Hedy Lamarr was a nice distraction despite a slightly annoying performance but I've seen worse movies.
L'émouvante misère morale d'une jeune femme, Allida, tyrannisée par un mari paranoïaque et qui sera sauvée grâce au dévouement et à l'amour du jeune et séduisant Docteur Bailey ..... www.cinefiches.com
3.5 Strange movie with a twisted rather sentimental plot. The winter in New York is not the only motif that reminds me of Eyes Wide Shut... The upper class setting, the doctor in a sexual daze, the phone calls, the child in bed, the pursuer and so on... The music is rather unnerving, though (you could say that of EWS, too!)