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The Stranger (1946)

The Stranger
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Edward G. Robinson Edward G. Robinson
Mr. Wilson
Loretta Young Loretta Young
Mary Longstreet
Orson Welles Orson Welles
Professor Charles Rankin
Philip Merivale Philip Merivale
Judge Adam Longstreet
Richard Long Richard Long
Noah Longstreet
Konstantin Shayne Konstantin Shayne
Konrad Meinike
Keith Byron Keith Byron
Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence
Billy House Billy House
Mr. Potter

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Anthony Veiller Anthony Veiller
Victor Trivas Victor Trivas
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A good movie

5 years, 11 months ago at Aug 29 8:55
Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since I’m a huge fan of Orson Welles’ work, I was definitely eager to check I tout. After directing ‘Citizen Kane’, considered by many as the best movie ever made, at only 26 years old, he went to direct ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’, another massive feature, another classic, but the production was a nightmare and we never got ... read more
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Wilson of the War Crimes Commission is seeking Franz Kindler, mastermind of the Holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity. Wilson releases Kindler's former comrade Meinike and follows him to Harper, Connecticut, where he is killed before he can identify Kindler. Now Wilson's only clue is Kindler's fascination with antique clocks; but though Kindler seems secure in his new identity, he feels his past closing in.
Release date: 1 August 1946
UPC: 071083552564
Tags: Film Noir (8), Nazi (5), 1940s (5), Drama (5), Small Town (4), Mystery (4), Clock Tower (4), Murder (3), Public Domain (3), Connecticut (3), Surveillance (3), Usa (3), Professor (2), 1946 (2), Thriller (2), Bus (2), University (2), America (2), Autumn (2), Pipe (2)
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"This is a taut thriller about a war crimes detective who heads to a small town to hunt down a Nazi criminal who has escaped justice. Orson Welles plays the Nazi who has hidden himself as a college professor and married a local woman. Edward G Robinson is the dogged detective who will not give up on catching his Nazi. Welles provides menace as the net is slowly closed in on him and even his naive wife when told that her husband might be a war criminal refuses to believe it. It all builds up to a "

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