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The Stranger 1946

  • Orson Welles
  • May 25, 1946
  • 96 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
The Most Deceitful Man A Woman Ever Loved !
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.

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It's not amazing, but still fairly enjoyable.

It was the second time I've watched it and this time I tried to analyze it a bit more. The antagonist here has a dark and heavy background, straight out of a twisted mind, but this isn't very well represented in his hiding days... so that's definitely a bummer.
Edward Robinson may not be at his best, but I still enjoyed seeing him on-screen.

And a lot of times, we can just sit back and appreciate the fair amount of great shots, the light, the composition... very good B&W photography.

All in all, I like it. And I'd watch it again.

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Not Welles's best, but worth watching.

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