His 1946 thriller, the stranger was plagued with cuts and missing footage which many feel contributed to welles listing this as his least favorite picture. Because of this movie s super traditional structure, i felt my attention wandering off a little in the 2nd act but it comes around for an incredible, and even brutal final 10 minutes. The hedda hopper show this is hollywood broadcast a 30minute radio adaptation of the movie on december 7, 1946, with edward g. Robinson, who uses the suitcase left by meinke as a pretext to question mary loretta young, who arrives with her suspect husband rankin writerdirector orson welles, in the stranger, 1946. Public domain movie, the stranger 1946 addeddate 20170719 08.
The stranger is a deeply fascinating 1946 noir thriller and the third directorial feature by orson welles. The similarity between the two plots in this regard actually made me consider halfway through the movie what a brilliant choice joseph cotten would have been. While it may be missing his cinematic genius, the stranger 1946 is a top notch thriller and the only film he directed that was a bona fide box. Watch the stranger streaming online hulu free trial. Robinson that tracks a nazi criminal welles hidden in a small american town. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. Robinson, loretta young, orson welles, philip merivale, richard long, konstantin shayne, byron keith, billy house,and more. Meanwhile, detectives johanna and wes take on a bizarre case. In fact, only one film with welles as the credited director managed a profit when it was released.
This is one of orson welles best films as a director. On its own terms, it is a fine and invigorating experience that deserves to be sought out and enjoyed. Lorre plays a fallen gentleman who fallen into a bottle and thus into some dicey company, while greenstreet plays a solicitor whos been a tad too speculative with his trust accounts. Orson welles is one of the preeminent directors worldwide, and yet the troubled production histories of his film output are just as tremendous. The stranger 2020 tvma 1 season tv shows based on books when a stranger makes a shocking claim about his wife, family man adam price becomes entangled in a mystery as he desperately searches for answers.
Franz kindler is one of the most notorious of the nazis who has escaped capture following the war. Robinson being the good guy which is unusual for him. Robinson, loretta young, orson welles, at turner classic movies. Suggest me movie is a free webbased film recommendation service. Mgm reaches into its united artists vault and comes up with orson welles 1946 the stranger, which was originally released by rko. Oct, 20 the stranger 1946 orson welles is one of the preeminent directors worldwide, and yet the troubled production histories of his film output are just as tremendous.
Robinson in this legendary dark masterpiece, orson welles stars as franz kindler, a horrific nazi war criminal who has painstakingly erased all. Read the full synopsis of the stranger, 1946, directed by orson welles, with edward g. The subject matter might be dated as all get out but thats also part of the fun of it. The stranger strikes again this time, with a blackmail ploy. The stranger is a 1946 film noirdrama starring orson welles, edward g. Storekeeper potter billy house with incognito nazi hunter wilson edward g. The film was released only one year after the end of world war ii in 1946. The stranger 1946 crime, drama, filmnoir orson welles, edward g. The stranger is a 1946 american film noir directed by orson welles and starring welles, edward g. A smalltown schoolteacher suspects her new husband may be an escaped nazi war criminal. Written by anthony veiller, victor trivas, decla dunning, john huston uncredited, and orson welles uncredited.
Immediately following world war ii, exnazi franz kindler orson welles is living under a false identity as a teacher in a small connecticut town, and has even married the headmasters daughter. Watch the stranger 1946 full movie free online streaming. Due to the current nature of our shared situation, i really didnt want to watch a movie that had anything to do with sickness, isolation, lots of death or politics. Welles plays a college professor named charles rankin, who lives in a pastoral connecticut town with his lovely wife mary loretta young. Engaged to the unsuspecting daughter of a chief justice of the supreme court and posing as a college. The stranger is a 1946 american film noir starring edward g. Despite kinos implication of offering the bestavailabletodate print of orson welles classic mysterythriller the stranger independent releasing corp. One reason for the similarities is the recutting, supervised by ernest nims, wrote film historian bret wood.
Sort of a postmature antifascist movie, anthony veillers screenplay emphasizes the persistence of nazis after the defeat of germany. I see a dark stranger released as the adventuress in the united states is a 1946 british world war ii spy film with touches of light comedy, by the team of frank launder and sidney gilliat, and starring deborah kerr and trevor howard. The stranger was not only welles first success, but it was the only film that he directed that he did not prepare the script for. You can watch random movie trailers instantly, no need to login. The stranger 1946 directed by orson welles, produced by sam spiegel and starring edward g. The film was based on a screenplay written by victor trivas, which was nominated for an academy award. The stranger 1946 cast and crew cast photos and info. The stranger is often considered orson welles most. First i dont find this one quite as unlikely as you do because of the number of nazi war criminals who have been found living in this country over the years. The stranger is a neat little idea, in the vein of alfred hitchcocks shadow of a doubt, where evil enters a small town in the form of a charming, goodlooking, otherwise model citizen. In 1946, when the stranger was made, that style, given its name by the french, was much in vogue. Sam spiegel was the films producer, and the films musical score is by bronislaw kaper. Watch the stranger 1946 full movie free streaming online.
Welles third film, often described as his worst, but still a hugely enjoyable thriller as robinsons man from the allied war crimes commission patiently stalks. Oct 10, 2010 in fact, only one film with welles as the credited director managed a profit when it was released. Wilson of the war crimes commission is able to convince his colleagues to release one of kindlers closest imprisoned. One afternoon, an extremely nervous german gentleman named meineke konstantin shayne arrives in town. The stranger is niet alleen spannend maar biedt ook een intrigerend portret van. Three strangers gathers two of those and weaves them into a unexpectedly amoral tale of the cost of reversing fortune. Start your free trial to watch the stranger and other popular tv shows and movies including new releases, classics, hulu originals, and more. Watch the stranger 1946 movie trailer instantly, no need to login. Wilson releases kindlers former comrade meinike and follows him to harper, connecticut, where he is killed before he can identify kindler. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing the stranger 1946 near you. It is welless third completed feature film as director. It is welless third completed feature film as director and his first film noir, about a war crimes investigator tracking a highranking nazi fugitive to a connecticut town.
A government agent is assigned to manhunt a disguised nazi war criminal. Film noir mystery film geregisseerd door orson welles. Life magazine featured the stranger as movie of the week in its issue dated june 3, 1946. I imagine this movie would have hit very differently had i seen it before 2016. I think it would have worked just as well or better. Watch the stranger remastered edition 1946 prime video. Robinson declaring his intentions to round himself up some war criminals, dramatically punctuating his intent by slamming his pipe.
Perhaps surprisingly, it wasnt citizen kane or touch of evil but a somewhat forgotten film noir called the stranger 1946, available on amazon. Lorre plays a fallen gentleman who fallen into a bottle and thus into some dicey company, while greenstreet plays a solicitor whos been. Three strangers is a 1946 american film noir crime drama directed by jean negulesco, written by john huston and howard koch, starring sydney greenstreet, geraldine fitzgerald, and peter lorre, and featuring joan lorring and alan napier. Unlike most of his contemporaries, kindler liked to remain anonymous in carrying out his heinous war crimes, and as such only those closest to him knows what he looks like. Orson wells is the nazi spy who, after the war, comes to a sleepy town in the usa to hide, and. Maybe our book, top 50 movie starsstatistically speaking is your answer. A member of the war crimes commission is seeking the mastermind of the holocaust, who has changed his identity. I was happily surprised as to the quality of the movie. Watch the stranger 1946 full movie free online streaming tubi. Public domain movie, the stranger 1946 language english. Set connecticut after world war ii, the stranger is a cat and mouse game between wilson edward g. Language watch edit the stranger is an american film noir directed by orson welles, released in 1946.
Robinson, loretta young and orson welles, of palace renegades is criterion bill at loews criterion by bosley crowther july 11, 1946. The visit that the stranger makes to her family home at the start is like a minimovie in itself, as the two slowly encounter each other and the sinister undertones build. Wilson of the war crimes commission is seeking franz kindler, mastermind of the holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity. After the war, he fled to the united states and assumed the name of charles rankin. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. The stranger may not be at the same level as citizen kane, but what is. The stranger is often considered orson welles most traditional hollywoodstyle directorial effort. The stranger 1946 tv14 1h 34m crime thrillers a nazi fugitive hiding in connecticut tries to keep his identity hidden from his naive new wife while a dogged investigator pursues him relentlessly. The most deceitful man a woman ever loved orson welles plays an escaped nazi war criminal.
The stranger is a 1946 film about an investigator from the war crimes commission who travels to connecticut to find an infamous nazi. Watch the stranger 1946 full movie free streaming online tubi. Herein are dark and light, shadows, black corners, askew angles, exaggerated perspectives and, equally necessary, a moody, depressing story line about disreputable individualsat least two in this case, not counting a minor offender, a crafty, checkerplaying drug store proprietor. Public domain expressionistic film by orson welles about an investigator edward g. Really did not care for how they made franz kindler like the ultimate architect of the holocaust, atrocities arent the work of one person but thousands. Orson welless 1946 film reproduces his personal themes of selfscrutiny and selfdestruction only in outline, though it is an inventive. On its release, the stranger was unfavorably compared to alfred hitchcocks shadow of a doubt 1943. The stranger is a moving noir film directed by prolific filmmaker orson welles citizen kane, the trial, touch of evil. Public domain movie, the stranger 1946 embed for hosted blogs and item tags. Nov 26, 2018 the stranger is a deeply fascinating 1946 noir thriller and the third directorial feature by orson welles. Reevaluating orson welless nearperfect stranger the. A stranger approaches adam price with a disturbing allegation about his wife, corinne.1481 471 327 707 527 780 61 31 1522 1268 1634 761 90 47 523 8 829 126 696 545 1564 4 1644 1166 49 537 1558 585 484 470 344 883 416 960 943 1584 509 1287 678 1039 492 1414 1272 622 483 1475 386 903 163