MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 31,002 this week

A Stranger in Town (1943)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  April 1943 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 312 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 3 critic

In the small town of Crown Port local attorney Bill Adams is trying to break up the ring of corrupt town officials by running for mayor. The cards seemed stacked against him when he gets ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 342 titles
created 12 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 2187 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 
a list of 2980 titles
created 05 Jul 2013
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Stranger in Town (1943)

A Stranger in Town (1943) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Stranger in Town.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Letter (1929)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Jeanne Eagels plays the bored and restless Leslie Crosbie who turns to another man, Geoffrey Hammond (Herbert Marshall) for attention when neglected by her husband Robert (Reginald Owen). ... See full summary »

Director: Jean de Limur
Stars: Jeanne Eagels, O.P. Heggie, Reginald Owen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Loosely inspired from Gauguin's life, the story of Charles Strickland, a middle-aged stockbrocker who abandons his middle-classed life, his family, his duties to start painting, what he has... See full summary »

Director: Albert Lewin
Stars: George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Doris Dudley
Adventure | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Elderly schoolteacher Nora Trinell, waiting to meet presidential nominee Dewey Roberts, recalls him as her student back in 1916 and his relation to Dan Hopkins, the man she married and lost.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Payne, Shepperd Strudwick
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients' affairs, meets model Kitty Bennett and can't resist meddling in her life, by disentangling her from a married ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter, Scott Brady
Cold Sassy Tree (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An independent woman from the North causes a scandal when she decides to wed a local general store owner just three weeks after he has been widowed.

Director: Joan Tewkesbury
Stars: Faye Dunaway, Richard Widmark, Frances Fisher
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Julia, a divorced American fashion designer, is dying of a tragic, incurable disease. With only ten days to live, she spends her time vacationing in an Italian villa and watching television... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Faye Dunaway, Marcello Mastroianni, Enrico Simonetti
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Lieutenant Niki of the Austrian royal guard has a new girlfriend, Franzi. He's crazy about her and is smiling at her while on duty in the street. King Adolf and his daughter Princess Anna ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan, serving on a sequestered jury during a murder trial, fall in love. She is divorced, he is married.

Director: Bretaigne Windust
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, Thelma Ritter
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mary, a writer working on a novel about a love triangle, is attracted to her publisher. Her suitor Jimmy is determined to break them up; he introduces Mary to the publisher's wife without ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Greer Garson
Skylark (1941)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

As her fifth wedding anniversary approaches, a woman realizes that she is fed up with always coming in second to her husband's advertising business. Just at the moment when she is trying to... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Brian Aherne
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Elizabeth and John say good-bye as John leaves to go to war. When the war ends, Elizabeth receives a telegram that John has been killed in action. She finds comfort in Larry and they marry.... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, George Brent
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Bill Adams
Jean Rogers ...
Lucy Gilbert
Porter Hall ...
Judge Austin Harkley
Robert Barrat ...
Mayor Connison
Donald MacBride ...
Vinnie Z. Blaxton
Walter Baldwin ...
Tom Cooney
Andrew Tombes ...
Roscoe Swade
Olin Howland ...
Homer Todds (as Olin Howlin)
...
Charles Craig
Irving Bacon ...
Orrin Todds
Eddie Dunn ...
Henry
Gladys Blake ...
Birdie
John Hodiak ...
Hart Ridges
Edward Keane ...
Blaxton's Lawyer
Edit

Storyline

In the small town of Crown Port local attorney Bill Adams is trying to break up the ring of corrupt town officials by running for mayor. The cards seemed stacked against him when he gets help from a visiting hunter who, unknown to Adams and the rest of the town, is actually vacationing supreme court justice John Josephus Grant. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ilustre Incógnito  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although there is an on-screen copyright statement, the film was not copyrighted. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Remarkable Relevance
29 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What makes this one Stand Out from War Years Motion Picture Portrayals of Small Town America is the Realist Portrayal of Corruption. Films of that Era (WWII) Tended to Propagandize the USA as a Utopia of Goodness as its Rally Cry to Ramp Up the Citizenry.

Nothing Wrong with that but it is Refreshing that this Little Movie had the Integrity to Say that Maybe We were not Perfect and some Fighting was needed Right Here at Home. Notice how the Justice Prods and Pokes at Apathy and Cowardice against Inequities and Bullying.

It's all Done in a Lighthearted Manner and is Good Entertainment while Posing Questions and Inspiring to a Greater Good. Certainly Worth a Watch for 1943 Cultural References that are Still Relevant Today.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I See Phil Hartman cpoet
Discuss A Stranger in Town (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?