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The Stranger

Immediately following World War II, ex-Nazi Franz Kindler (Orson Welles) is living under a false identity as a teacher in a small Connecticut town, and has even married the headmaster's daughter (Loretta Young) as part of his cover. But when one of Kindler's old German associates (Konstantin Shayne) arrives unexpectedly in town, bringing in his wake a sly federal investigator (Edward G. Robinson), Kindler resorts to desperate measures to preserve his secret.

Release Date

July 2, 1946

Running Time

95 minutes

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Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson

Loretta Young

Loretta Young

Orson Welles

Orson Welles


Director Orson Welles

Screenplay Anthony Veiller, Decla Dunning

Producer Sam Spiegel

Cinematography Russell Metty

Editing Ernest J. Nims

Music Bronisław Kaper

Distributor RKO Radio Pictures

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