The Stranger [DVD] [1946]

  • SKU: 30594388
  • Release Date: 02/05/2016
  • Rating: NR
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 8)

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



Customer rating

4.1
88%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Orson Welles favorite

    Posted
    navystud
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    If you're an Orson Welles fan you'll love The Stranger. Beautifully restored and available at a great price from Best Buy. Great spy film noir classic with Edward G Robinson playing the good guy. Slow at first but grabs you and wont let go. Worth watching.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Stranger

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    hockey2
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    Very good Orsen Wells film. He is a stinker in it and many reviews like to point out how impossible many of the scenes are. As Hitchcock once said, "if you want facts, watch a documentary, if you want to be entertained, watch a movie."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    the dvd didn't play on my dvd player

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    Joni
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    I don't know if the dvd you sent me is defective or my dvd player. My dvd player has worked in the past, so I don't know what went wrong. The dvd was called The Stranger with Orson Wells.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Always Loved This Movie

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    Jimbo
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    Watched it several times as a teen several years ago.. Great story line and great performances by classic actors that were well ahead of their time. Give it a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This is a great cast.

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    highpockets
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    Love Orson Wells. Edward G. Robinson is simply a true pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good buy

    Posted
    EasyMac
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    I have not watched this movie yet, but I have heard that it is very good. The transfer is also good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic Welles

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    Crazyformovies
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    Can't beat Citizen Kane, but a great performance from Welles nonetheless

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Old Movie

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    EDREVIEW
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    Good 1946 movie. Purchased online. Hard to find in stores.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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