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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 92

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  • 1946-01-28
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Content Score: 100

5.6/10 (4 votes)

Overview

On the eve of the Chinese New Year, three strangers make a pact before a small statue of the Chinese goddess of Destiny. The strangers are Crystal Shackleford, married to a wealthy philanderer; Jerome Artbutny, an outwardly respectable judge; and Johnny West, a seedy sneak thief. The threesome agree to purchase a sweepstakes ticket and share whatever winnings might accrue.

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BREATHTAKING SUSPENSE - THRILLS!

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Director: Jean Negulesco
Writers: ,

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Cast

Sydney Greenstreet

Sydney Greenstreet
as Jerome K. Arbutny

Geraldine Fitzgerald

Geraldine Fitzgerald
as Crystal Shackleford

Peter Lorre

Peter Lorre
as Johnny West

Joan Lorring

Joan Lorring
as Icey Crane

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A review by John Chard

Three strangers, one idol and one sweepstake ticket. Bad mix.

Three Strangers is directed by Jean Negulesco and written by John Huston and Howard Koch. It stars Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Geraldine Fitzgerald. Music is by Adolph Deutsch and cinematography by Arthur Edeson.

A tricky movie in structure as it constantly shifts between three character arcs to lead us to its resolution. Plot finds Crystal (Fitzgerald) luring Johnny (Lorre) and Arbutny (Greenstreet) to her apartment to make a wish in front of a Chinese idol known as Kwan Yin. It’s believed that Kwan Yin will bring a w... read the rest.