Stranger

Stranger

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Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Philip Merivale

     
 

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The Stranger is often considered Orson Welles' most "traditional" Hollywood-style directorial effort. Welles plays a college professor named Charles Rankin, who lives in a pastoral Connecticut town with his lovely wife Mary (Loretta Young). One afternoon, an extremely nervous German gentleman named Meineke (Konstantin Shayne) arrives in town. Professor RankinSee more details below

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The Stranger is often considered Orson Welles' most "traditional" Hollywood-style directorial effort. Welles plays a college professor named Charles Rankin, who lives in a pastoral Connecticut town with his lovely wife Mary (Loretta Young). One afternoon, an extremely nervous German gentleman named Meineke (Konstantin Shayne) arrives in town. Professor Rankin seems disturbed -- but not unduly so -- by Meineke's presence. He invites the stranger for a walk in the woods, and as they journey farther and farther away from the center of town, we learn that kindly professor Rankin is actually notorious Nazi war criminal Franz Kindler. Conscience-stricken by his own genocidal wartime activities, Meineke has come to town to beg his ex-superior, Kindler, to give himself up. The professor responds by brutally murdering his old associate. If Kindler believes himself safe -- and he has every reason to do so, since no one in town, especially Mary, has any inkling of his previous life -- he will change his mind in a hurry when mild-mannered war-crimes commissioner Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) pays a visit, posing as an antiques dealer.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2003
UPC:
0011891970235
Original Release:
1946
Rating:
NR
Source:
Tgg Direct
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Biography; Facts & trivia; Special collector's photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Orson Welles Franz Kindler/Prof. Charles Rankin
Edward G. Robinson Wilson
Loretta Young Mary Longstreet
Philip Merivale Judge Longstreet
Byron Keith Dr. Jeff Lawrence
Richard Long Noah Longstreet
Martha Wentworth Sara
Billy House Mr. Potter
Konstantin Shayne Konrad Meinike
Isabel O'Madigan Mrs. Lawrence
Johnny Sands Student
Pietro Sosso Mr. Peabody

Technical Credits
Orson Welles Director,Screenwriter
Decla Dunning Screenwriter
Sam P. Eagle Producer
Perry Ferguson Art Director,Production Designer
John Huston Screenwriter
Arthur Johns Sound/Sound Designer
Corson Jowett Sound/Sound Designer
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Ernest Nims Editor
Victor Trivas Original Story,Screenwriter
Anthony Veiller Screenwriter
Michael Woulfe Costumes/Costume Designer

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