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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 !
Orson Welles plays an escaped Nazi war criminal. After the war, he fled to the United States and assumed the name of Charles Rankin. Engaged to the unsuspecting daughter of a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and posing as a college professor, he had the perfect cover. No one would think to look for a notorious Nazi war criminal in the sacred precincts of the Harper's School...


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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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