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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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Quotes from

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!


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.


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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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 first film released after WWII that showed footage of the concentration camps.
In one of the final scenes, when Orson Welles lifts Loretta Young one-handed into the clock tower from a ladder, this is not a special effect. Loretta Young stated that this was actually filmed in the church with her dangling dangerously many feet above the church floor.
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