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A FRiday night movie - "The Stranger"
Youtube ^ | 8/2/14 | n/a

Posted on 08/01/2014 9:39:34 PM PDT by DemforBush

Excellent 1946 Thriller/Noir featuring Edward G. Robinson as a Nazi hunter whose investigations bring him to a small town in Connecticut. Orson Welles directs, and co-stars along with Loretta Young and a young Richard Long...

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: filmnoir; orsonwelles; publicdomain
One of Welles' lesser known films, but a good one. Some great lines from both Edward G. and Welles. 7/10 stars.

BTW, it's interesting to note this was the first Hollywood film to use actual footage of the Nazi concentration camps. It's powerful stuff, though not for the faint of heart.

1 posted on 08/01/2014 9:39:35 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Good movie. Of course, almost anything with Edward G. Robinson in it is a good movie.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 9:54:58 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: DemforBush; onedoug

Thanks for the link.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 9:56:08 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: DemforBush

It’s a good one.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 10:02:26 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: DemforBush

I think this is one of Orson’s thoughtful movies. For me it is as good as Hitchcock’s The Rope


5 posted on 08/01/2014 10:06:53 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: DemforBush

My little daughter picked it out of a bargain movie bin a couple years ago. We both watched it a few times although she was only 5! Loved how the plot unfolded, especially the duping of the poor wife. Chilling.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 10:51:38 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Epesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: DemforBush

Interesting how Hollywood used its creative force to go after Nazis. I’m trying to imagine Hollywood going after any of the country’s more recent enemies and coming up blank.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 11:57:36 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: DemforBush

Oh we have this on disk...this is a good one.


8 posted on 08/02/2014 1:32:53 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: DemforBush

When you dovetail this movie with an earlier EGRobinson masterpiece, “Confessions of a Nazi Spy”, you will see the character Robinson plays, and the true American fervor that we, as a nation of individuals once held.

Yes, the auschwitz movies were put into the film, which must make deniers’ heads spin.

Welles’ character, ‘The stranger’, full-on German with that detached underlying sociopathic menace, is a study unto itself.

It is in my dvd collection, and the other movie, is part of my electronic collection.


9 posted on 08/02/2014 4:48:32 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: DemforBush

Do you have a ping list. If so please add me.


10 posted on 08/02/2014 5:15:24 AM PDT by verga (Conservative, leaning libertarian)
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To: DemforBush

I never realized so many noir films were on youtube in their entirety until this post sent me nosing around. Thank you!


11 posted on 08/02/2014 6:45:51 AM PDT by expat1000 ("If you're explaining, you're losing." Ronald Reagan)
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To: windcliff

‘Just after this game of checkers....’


12 posted on 08/02/2014 8:17:38 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: ReformationFan; DemforBush

Thought you might be interested. I thought it sounded good.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 8:21:25 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: DemforBush; ReformationFan
RF pings some of us with "Movie for a Sunday Afternoon" posts. Thought you might be interested....

Thanks for posting!

14 posted on 08/02/2014 8:23:31 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Yeah. I’ve seen that one. It’s a good one with 3 screen legends.


15 posted on 08/02/2014 9:35:00 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Leaning Right

How true that is.


16 posted on 08/02/2014 11:58:28 AM PDT by Jean2 (i)
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To: DemforBush

I would not put it up there with Welles’ very best, but it is quite good. Welles wanted to show he could make a film exactly the way the studio wanted.


17 posted on 08/02/2014 5:59:15 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: verga

I do not have a ping list at this point. To be honest, this is the first movie I’ve posted. I just thought it would be kind of neat to post a good old movie on FR. If there’s interest, I’ll try to make this a regular thing.

Glad you liked it!


18 posted on 08/03/2014 12:22:51 AM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: expat1000

You’re more than welcome, FRiend. There really are an amazing amount of great old noir flicks on youtube. The nice thing is, that a lot of them are in the public domain and don’t have the copyright folks to deal with.

Happy film hunting!


19 posted on 08/03/2014 12:24:51 AM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

I agree. It’s not The Third Man, or Touch of Evil, but it’s a very good film. I do get the sense that Welles was under pressure to give equal screen time to all of the principals involved, which is probably why the last leg of the film is so heavily focused on Loretta Young, etc.

It’s a 7/10 flick for me, with Third Man being 8.5-9/10.


20 posted on 08/03/2014 12:27:25 AM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: DemforBush
Wife and I went to see the Guardians of the galaxy, Amusing but not outstanding. Then I look at movies like this and I realize the difference between Entertainment, and Amusement. You entertain thoughts, you are required to think, amusement requires no thought.

In entertainment you need to follow the story line, you need to pay attention to the depth and richness of the dialogue.

Please keep finding more of these gems.

21 posted on 08/03/2014 3:58:02 AM PDT by verga (Conservative, leaning libertarian)
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To: ReformationFan

Please put me on your ping list.


22 posted on 08/03/2014 3:58:56 AM PDT by verga (Conservative, leaning libertarian)
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To: DemforBush
It’s a 7/10 flick for me, with Third Man being 8.5-9/10.

I would give it just 2 1/2 stars. The Nazi isn't doing a very good job hiding his guilt. No suspense. On the other hand, in "The Third Man", even the screen writer, Graham Greene, didn't know what Alida Valli was going to do at the end. Perfect.
23 posted on 06/20/2015 6:04:09 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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