Strangers in the Night [DVD] [1944]

  • SKU: 20892864
  • Release Date: 02/26/2013
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 2)

Synopsis


Strangers in the Night
A bizarre love affair forms the basis of this drama. It all begins with a few love letters between a Marine sergeant stationed overseas and a young woman back in the States. As soon as his tour is finished, the sergeant begins looking for the woman back home. He finds the girl's mother and she informs him that her daughter has gone away. The man is heartbroken until a friend of the mother tells him that the mother never had a daughter; the whole affair was manufactured by the lonely woman. When the mother learns of her friend's betrayal, she kills her. She then tries to kill the Marine, but during the scuffle, a gigantic painting of her "daughter" slips off the wall and crushes her. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • George E. Stone
    George E. Stone
  • Edith Barrett
    Edith Barrett - Ivy Miller
  • Virginia Grey
    Virginia Grey - Dr. Leslie Ross
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    Anne O'Neal - Nurse Thompson
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    William Terry - Marine Sgt. Johnny Meadows



Overall customer rating

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

50%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    One of Mann's Weakest

    Posted
    nightgoat72
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Well, Anthony Mann has finally made it to Blu-ray in the US. Sadly, the film is Strangers in the Night - easily one of his worst. This is an early film of his, and one he clearly didn't care much about. While the story sounds like it would be an interesting, dark, psychological character study, it is anything but. This is a silly thriller with paper-thin characters and very few redeeming qualities; not even Mann's usual technical skill or visual strength are particularly evident here. It's just a dull yarn (that only runs an hour, which barely qualifies as feature length) with a wasted plot and a bafflingly ludicrous ending. Thankfully, Mann was still just finding his talent and went on to much better things. The disc itself is satisfactory. Pretty good picture quality, especially for such an obscure movie. Didn't notice any evidence of DNR, EE, or other such meddling. No extras to speak of, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    One of Mann's Weakest

    Posted
    nightgoat72
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Well, Anthony Mann has finally made it to Blu-ray in the US. Sadly, the film is Strangers in the Night - easily one of his worst. This is an early film of his, and one he clearly didn't care much about. While the story sounds like it would be an interesting, dark, psychological character study, it is anything but. This is a silly thriller with paper-thin characters and very few redeeming qualities; not even Mann's usual technical skill or visual strength are particularly evident here. It's just a dull yarn (that only runs an hour, which barely qualifies as feature length) with a wasted plot and a bafflingly ludicrous ending. Thankfully, Mann was still just finding his talent and went on to much better things. The disc itself is satisfactory. Pretty good picture quality, especially for such an obscure movie. Didn't notice any evidence of DNR, EE, or other such meddling. No extras to speak of, though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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