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Talk About a Stranger (1952)

In an idyllic setting, a likable but dangerously volatile twelve-year-old boy tries to settle a score with his disagreeable, mysterious neighbor.

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Robert Fontaine Sr.
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Marge Fontaine (as Nancy Davis)
Billy Gray ...
Robert Fontaine Jr.
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Mr. Wardlaw
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Matlock
Anna Glomb ...
Camille Wardlaw
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When his dog dies, apparently from being poisoned, the young son of the owner of a small, orange orchid in California, immediately suspects an unfriendly, mysterious stranger who has just moved into the area, who recently had a quarrel with the boy's father. The boy's suspicions grow and also influence other townspeople who begin to believe that the stranger may also be a wanted killer. Unwarranted assumptions and wild speculations lead to several problems before the truth is revealed. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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18 April 1952 (USA)  »

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The Enemy  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Gregory, Boy in San Sala: Guy who lived here got killed... he was murdered.
Robert Fontaine Jr.: Did it happen here?
Gregory, Boy in San Sala: Sure, most likely... probably right where you're standing.
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Interesting Story
8 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this story concerning a family who lived in an orange growing community in California. The father was George Murphy, (Robert Fontaine Sr.) and his wife Nancy Davis, (Marge Fontaine) and they had a son Bud Fontaine,Jr. (Billy Gray) who was a bratty kid. Bud Fontaine had a little dog who followed him everywhere he went and one day this dog was found dead by poisoning and Bud immediately accused a stranger in the neighborhood of killing his pet. This man was Paul Mahler,(Kurt Kasgnar) who lived in an old dark looking house that all the children called a haunted house. Bud spreads rumors among the local town about Mr Paul Mahler killing his dog and he is advised by the police to prove what he is saying and to bring them the proof of his accusations. George Murphy moved on in life to become a United States Senator and Nancy Davis married Ronald Regan. Great little film.


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