Three Strangers

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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.

  1. Jean Negulesco

    Director

  2. John Huston

    Screenplay

  3. Howard Koch

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sydney Greenstreet

    Sydney Greenstreet

    Jerome K. Arbutny

  2. Geraldine Fitzgerald

    Geraldine Fitzgerald

    Crystal Shackleford

  3. Peter Lorre

    Peter Lorre

    Johnny West

  4. Joan Lorring

    Joan Lorring

    Icey Crane

  5. Robert Shayne

    Robert Shayne

    Bertram Fallon

  6. Marjorie Riordan

    Marjorie Riordan

    Janet Elliott

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

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  • January 28, 1946
    Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by John Chard

7.5
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.

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