The Stranger

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Orson Welles plays an escaped Nazi war criminal. After the war, he fled to the United States and assumed the name of Charles Rankin. Engaged to the unsuspecting daughter of a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and posing as a college professor, he had the perfect cover. No one would think to look for a notorious Nazi war criminal in the sacred precincts of the Harper's School...

  1. Anthony Veiller


  2. Orson Welles


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  1. Edward G. Robinson

    Edward G. Robinson

    Federal Agent Wilson

  2. Loretta Young

    Loretta Young

    Mary Longstreet

  3. Orson Welles

    Orson Welles

    Charles Rankin

  4. Philip Merivale

    Philip Merivale

    Judge Adam Longstreet

  5. Richard Long

    Richard Long

    Noah Longstreet

  6. Konstantin Shayne

    Konstantin Shayne

    Konrad Meinike

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • May 25, 1946



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A review by TheCakerBaker

By TheCakerBaker

Excellent cinematography and camerawork as can be expected from Welles. Entertaining throughout. Watch if you're a fan of film noir

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