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The Stranger [DVD] [English] [1946]

  • SKU: 21766067
  • Release Date: 10/15/2013
  • Rating: NR
  • 3.5 (4)
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
3.5
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary by film historian Bret Wood
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • "Death Mills" (1945, 21 min.), an informational film on the Nazi death camps (produced by Billy Wilder), footage of which appears in The Stranger
  • Orson Welle's wartime radio broadcasts
  • Four complete programs exemplify Welle's blending of propaganda and entertainment: "Alameda" (Nazi Eyes on Canada, 1942), "War Workers" (Ceiling Unlimited, 1942), "Brazil" (Hello Americans, 1942), and "Bikini Atomic Test" (Orson Welles Commentaries, 1946)

Synopsis

The Stranger
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Orson Welles
    Orson Welles - Franz Kindler/Prof. Charles Rankin
  • Edward G. Robinson
    Edward G. Robinson - Wilson
  • Loretta Young
    Loretta Young - Mary Longstreet
  • Philip Merivale
    Philip Merivale - Judge Longstreet
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    Byron Keith - Dr. Jeff Lawrence

Overall Customer Rating

3.5 (4 Reviews)
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