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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best WritingVictor TrivasNominated
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Rachel and The Stranger (1948): Indentured Servitude

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 17, 2020 From 4 Star Films

It becomes increasingly apparent Rachel and The Stranger is a peculiar little movie that would have no place in the modern landscape, and not simply because RKO Studios is no longer in existence. It feels like arguably its biggest star is off-screen more than he is on because he was probably in at l... Read full article


Edward G. Robinson Pursues Nazis in “The Stranger” directed by Orson Welles

By Stephen Reginald on May 27, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Edward G. Robinson Pursues Nazis in “The Stranger” directed by Orson Welles The Stranger (1946) is a film noir directed by Orson Welles, produced by Sam Spiegel, and starring Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, and Orson Welles. The film concerns Mr. Wilson (Robinson) of the United ... Read full article


book: The Stranger (1942; trans 1988 Matthew Ward) by Albert Camus

By John Grant on Jan 18, 2020 From Noirish

Albert Camus’s L’?tranger/The Stranger/The Outsider is one of the most written-about books of the 20th century, so I doubt that any jejune thoughts of my own are going to add much to the sum of human understanding. It’s a book that somehow I didn’t read during my schooldays a... Read full article


'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


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Mary Longstreet: Franz Kindler! Kill me. Kill me, I want you to. I couldn't face life knowing what I've been to you and what I've done to Noah. But when you kill me, don't put your hands on me!
[Picks up a fireplace poker]
Mary Longstreet: Here! Use this!


Professor Charles Rankin: Who would think to look for the notorious Franz Kindler in the sacred precincts of the Harper School, surrounded by the sons of America's first families? And I'll stay hidden... till the day when we strike again.
Konrad Meinike: Franz! There will be another war?
Professor Charles Rankin: Of course.


Professor Charles Rankin: The German sees himself as the innocent victim of world hatred and conspired against and put upon by inferior people, inferior nations. He cannot admit to error, much less to wrongdoing, not the German. We chose to ignore Ethiopia and Spain, but we learned from our own casualty list the price of looking the other way. Men of truth everwhere have come to know for whom the bell tolled, but not the German. No! He still follows his warrior gods marching to Wagnerian strains, his eyes still fixed upon the firey sword of Siegfried, and he knows subterranean meeting places that you don't believe in. The German's unbroken dream world comes alive, and he takes his place in shining armor beneath the banners of the Yeutonic knights. Mankind is waiting for the Messiah, but for the German, the Messiah is not the Prince of Peace. He's... another Barbarossa... another Hitler.


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During the dinner conversation, a correspondent, Standish of the London Times in Berlin, is mentioned. This could be a reference to Henry Standish, a war correspondent for the 'News Chronicle', a UK daily paper (1930-1960). (Standish is quoted in 'What Buchenwald Really Means' by Victor Gollancz (1945)). Whether this reference is meant to be the same Standish and whether Standish really wrote an article similar to the one discussed in the film is not able to be determined.
The first film released after WWII that showed footage of the concentration camps.
A "Carthaginian peace", as mentioned by the characters, is used to refer to any peace treaty demanding total subjugation of the defeated side. It is based on the defeat of Carthage by Rome and the total destruction of Carthage thereafter. In modern times, it is often used to describe a peace settlement in which the terms imposed by the victor are overly harsh and designed to keep the loser subjugated for a long time, if not forever..
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