The Stranger (1946)

Charles Rankin is a professor in a respectable Connecticut town about to marry the daughter of a U.S. Supreme Court justice. But his name is fake and his past is filthy. An earnest convert to Christianity, who once ran a Nazi concentration camp, is capable of exposing him. So “Rankin” kills this little old man and buries his body in the forest. But he isn’t safe because an investigator from the War Crimes Commission is on his tail. Rankin will need his own wife to help him elude capture. But his fascination with the local clock tower may prove his undoing

(Plot summary written by J. Spurlin)



Director: Orson Welles

Writer: Anthony Veiller (screenplay), Victor Trivas (story/adaptation), Decla Dunning (adaptation), John Huston (uncredited), Orson Welles (uncredited)

Editor: Ernest J. NimS (as Ernest Nims)

90to5 Editor: Falcux


Runtime original: 01:55:00

Runtime at 90to5: 00:05:47

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90to5 Editor Bio: Eduardo studied filmmaking in New York and has worked in cinema, television, and video for many years and in different countries.
Eduardo’s productions have been seen in 30 film and video festivals around the world, on International TV and cable, and on several websites (including the National Screen Institute’s).
While still in film school, Eduardo’s first job and credit was as an assistant editor on a Golden Globe nominated film (Like Water for Chocolate) and has loved editing ever since..

I’ve always been a huge fan of both Orson Welles and Edward G. Robinson. My favorite film style is Expressionism, of which Orson is the foremost American master. A few years ago I dreamed that I collaborated with Orson in a movie and this exercise has made that dream come true.

— Falcux




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