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Three Strangers

Three Strangers carries a rather complicated episodic plot, depending mostly on the fine cast performances to carry it.

With:
Sydney Greenstreet Peter Lorre Geraldine Fitzgerald Joan Lorring Robert Shayne Marjorie Riordan

Three Strangers carries a rather complicated episodic plot, depending mostly on the fine cast performances to carry it.

Not only the three stars, Sydney Greenstreet, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Peter Lorre, but various supporting players command special attention. Greenstreet overplays to some extent as the attorney who has raided a trust fund, but he still does a good job. Lorre is tops as a drunk who gets involved in a murder of which he’s innocent, while Fitzgerald rates as the victim.

Along with Greenstreet and Lorre, Fitzgerald has an equal share in a sweepstakes ticket. They are strangers. All three win on the ticket but Greenstreet murders the girl in a fit of rage, in Lorre’s presence, thus leaving latter, also a loser, since he cannot risk trying to cash the ticket because it would involve him in the killing.

Story jumps around uncertainly but Jean Negulesco’s direction is satisfactory.

Three Strangers

Production: Warner. Director Jean Negulesco; Producer Wolfgang Reinhardt; Screenplay John Huston, Howard Koch; Camera Arthur Edeson; Editor George Amy; Music Adolph Deutsch; Art Director Ted Smith

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1946. Running time: 91 MIN.

With: Sydney Greenstreet Peter Lorre Geraldine Fitzgerald Joan Lorring Robert Shayne Marjorie Riordan

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