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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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'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

Professor Charles Rankin: Murder can be a chain, Mary, one link leading to another until it circles your neck. Red was digging at the grave of the man I killed. Yes, your little man.
Mary Longstreet: You killed him?
Professor Charles Rankin: With these hands. The same hands that have held you close to me.


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.


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


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Facts about

The first film released after WWII that showed footage of the concentration camps.
"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 7, 1946 with Edward G. Robinson reprising his film role.
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.
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