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The Stranger (1946) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Orson Welles and produced by Sam Spiegel.

Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingVictor TrivasNominated
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'TILL DEATH US DO PART: The Stranger (1946)

on Jul 20, 2017 From Caftan Woman

"How do I kill thee, let me count the ways." CineMaven has been sitting on her couch dreaming of homicide and wedded bliss. On Monday, July 24th click HERE for the contributions to the blogathon with the inspiring title of 'TILL DEATH US DO PART. My contribution is a look at The Stranger and i... Read full article


'TILL DEATH US DO PART: The Stranger (1946)

By Caftan Woman on Jul 20, 2017 From Caftan Woman

"How do I kill thee, let me count the ways." CineMaven has been sitting on her couch dreaming of homicide and wedded bliss. On Monday, July 24th click HERE for the contributions to the blogathon with the inspiring title of 'TILL DEATH US DO PART. My contribution is a look at The Stranger and i... Read full article


THE STRANGER ( 1946 )

By Theresa Brown on Jan 6, 2016 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

I am new to?LORETTA YOUNG. Well, not exactly. More accurately, I?ve had my eyes wide shut to her through most of my early classic film journey. ( I know, I know…??there are none so blind as those who cannot see.??) A young friend of mine ( KM-P ) from a land far far away, asked me if I had see... Read full article


Rachel And The Stranger (1948)

By Kayla on Sep 3, 2015 From The Cinema Dilettante

Rachel And The Stranger (1948) September 3, 2015September 4, 2015 / The Cinema Dilettante Apparently trying to recapture the shock factor of the poster for The Outlaw, Rachel And The Stranger! Starring: Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum, Gary Gray Director: Norman Fost... Read full article


Bill Holden has women trouble in... Rachel and the Stranger (1948)

By Michaela on Jun 16, 2015 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Rachel and the Stranger is one of those films that I've only barely been acquainted with. You know that person from high school that you knew by name and slight gossip, but would never actually engage with, yet you still say hello when you bump into them in public because it seems polite and you cle... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mr. Wilson: Look out the window. Look!
Professor Charles Rankin: Well, that's - that's an old trick, Mr. Wilson, a very poor trick.
Mr. Wilson: Tricks. That's all you know is tricks. I don't need any tricks! And no matter what happens to me, tricks won't do YOU any good. You're finished, Herr Franz Kindler.


[after Meineke's body is dug up]
Mr. Potter: 'Course, he's changed some. Being buried in the earth does that.


Mr. Wilson: Fore paws muddy. No mud on hind. Dry leaves mixed with the mud. Red must have been digging somewhere in the woods.
Noah Longstreet: Have you any idea what for, Mr. Wilson?
Mr. Wilson: A body, I think. Meinike's.


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Facts about

In the scene where Meinike is murdered, the culprit escapes through a door in the gymnasium which has a sign posted on it. The sign reads "Use at your own risk" and is signed "Coach Roskie". In reality there was a football coach that lived and coached at Todd School in Woodstock Illinois during the 1940s.
The vast New England town exterior sets including the church with its 124' clock tower were constructed in Hollywood on the back lot of the United Artists Studio located on Santa Monica Blvd. In some production shots taken by LIFE Magazine, the circular metal scaffolding of a huge collapsible natural gas storage tank can be seen behind some of the sets. The only such tank nearby a Hollywood studio was a block away from UA.
Though not as well remembered as some of Orson Welles's more original projects, this was the only film directed by Welles to show a profit in its original release.
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