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The Stranger (1946)

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The Stranger is still a taut thriller and much of it looks unmistakably like an Orson Welles film. The concise, suspenseful progression of the plot and the character development are streamlined in the typical studio style, but they’re presented in Welles’ trademark visual style, marked by moody lighting and unusual camera angles.” – Turner Classic Movies

FILM SYNOPSIS

Immediately following World War II, ex-Nazi Franz Kindler (Orson Welles) is living under a false identity as a teacher in a small Connecticut town, and has even married the headmaster’s daughter (Loretta Young) as part of his cover. But when one of Kindler’s old German associates (Konstantin Shayne) arrives unexpectedly in town, bringing in his wake a sly federal investigator (Edward G. Robinson), Kindler resorts to desperate measures to preserve his secret.

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  • Genre Thriller
  • Director Orson Welles
  • Released 1946
  • Runtime 1h 35min
  • Rated Passed
  • Studio United Artists
  • CountryUnited States

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