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The legendary story that hovers over orson welles's the stranger is that he wanted agnes moorehead to star as the dogged nazi hunter who trails a war criminal to a sleepy new england town. The part went to E.G. Robinson, who is marvelous.


Studio Paramount Home Video
SKU 40202236
UPC 089218610393
UPC 14 00089218610393
Format DVD
Release Date 4/6/2010
Film Noir
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note THE STRANGER: Orson Welles directed and starred in THE STRANGER, a tense black-and-white thriller that Welles made for maverick producer Sam Spiegel. Welles portrays Charles Rankin, a respected academic at a prominent Connecticut college. He seems to have the perfect life: a beautiful new wife, Mary (Loretta Young); and a charming home in a small town that holds him in high esteem. Enter Mr. Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), a detective on the hunt for Nazi war criminal Franz Kindler. The appearance of Mr. Wilson threatens to reveal that underneath this idyllic veneer is a secret that could tear everything apart.^Although many of Welles's most interesting scenes wound up on the cutting-room floor when Spiegel reedited the film, THE STRANGER is still multilayered, complex, and fascinating. The scenes between Welles and Robinson are intellectually gripping, leading up to the stylized, shocking conclusion. As with so many of Welles's films, he was unhappy with the final result, but the viewer won't be. It would be most interesting to see the film as Welles intended it to be, but in the meantime, this version of THE STRANGER is a marvel.
Plot Summary
Summary A Nazi war criminal is hounded across America by a federal agent after he assumes a false identity.
Film Comment "Refreshingly minor, the film is an auteurist's dream, developing some of Welles's signature themes and moods without smothering you with its Greatness." 03/01/2011
Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Edward G. Robinson
Cast & Crew
Byron Keith - Star
Orson Welles - Star
Philip Merivale - Star
Loretta Young - Star
Edward G. Robinson - Star
Richard Long - Star
Billy House - Star
Sam Spiegel - Producer
Anthony Veiller - Screenwriter
John Huston - Story Uncredited
Perry Ferguson - Art Director
Russell Metty - Director of Photography
Isabel O'Madigan - Featured
Martha Wentworth - Featured
Orson Welles - Writer
Ernest Nims - Editor
Bronislau Kaper - Composer
Konstantin Shayne - Featured
Decla Dunning - Story
Victor Trivas - Story
Orson Welles - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1946
Catalog ID 6103D
UPC 00089218610393
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 95 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
DVD, Black & White
Product Attributes
Actor Welles,Orson
Label Alpha Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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