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The Stranger DVD
The Stranger

The Stranger

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A member of the War Crimes Commission is seeking the mastermind of the Holocaust who has changed his identity.An ex-Nazi war criminal assumes a new identity and a new life in suburban America following World War II. But an agent from the U.N.s War Crimes Commission is on his tail, threatening to expose the lurid past and true identity he keeps secret.Orson Welles directs and stars as Charles Rankin, a professor residing in a quiet Connecticut town with his new American wife, Mary (Loretta Young). Rankin has held strong to his fascist ideals but left nary a shred of evidence, not even a photograph, to identify him as the notorious Franz Kindler. Mr. Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), the man determined to find him, has a plan. But when thatplan disappears in the woods, Wilson is left with little hope of convincing the townspeople, or Kindlers naive new wife, who this stranger in their midst really is.Inarguably one of the greatest directors of all time, Welles made this film ata pivotal point in his storied career. Following the commercial failure of this first three films (Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, and the partially government-funded documentary Its All true), Welles found himself without a studio willing to back his next project. He would spend the next two years acting, returning to radio drama and even tackling a weekly newspaper column, during which time his star continued to re-ascend until he was finally offered another shot at directing.But The Stranger was not to be a typical Welles production. Producer Sam Spiegel, (winner of multiple Oscars for such films as On The Waterfront, Bridge Over The River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia) gave Welles a more modest budget than he was used to, and a
Title: The Stranger
Genre: Suspense-Film Noir
Starring: Orson Welles, Richard Long, Philip Merivale, Martha Wentworth, Loretta Young, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Keith
Director: Orson Welles
Studio: American Pop Classic
Attributes: Manufactured on Demand
Release Date: 4/18/2012
Original Year: 1946
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 874757012995
Item #: 274752X

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