Never Love a Stranger (1958)

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Following the life of an orphan and the events that change his life and lead him into a life of crime.



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Cast overview:
Francis 'Frankie' Kane
Lita Milan ...
Julie Cabell
'Silk' Fennelli
Martin Cabell
Salem Ludwig ...
Moishe Moscowitz
Douglas Rodgers ...
Brother Bernard
Felice Orlandi ...
Augusta Merighi ...
Mrs. Cozzolina
Vincent Barbi ...
(as Vince Barbi)
Abe Simon ...
'Fats' Crown
Frances Kane (as Dolores Vitina)


Frankie Kane is brought up in a Catholic orphanage and befriends Martin Cabell, a Jewish law student whose sister Julie becomes Frankie's sweetheart. At sixteen, Frankie learns that he is himself Jewish and therefore has to be moved to a Jewish home. That prospect proves so awful that he runs away - and goes bad. Years later, he returns to the district and gets involved with a crime syndicate that his old pal Martin, now assistant district attorney, has pledged to clean up. Frankie however, bumps in to Julie again and, finding he still loves her, decides to help the straight-shooting Martin smash the syndicate. Written by alfiehitchie

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Release Date:

22 June 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Autopsia di un gangster  »

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In the opening scene of the movie (the scene is titled on-screen as "New York 1912"), Frances Kane is shown walking down a city street toward the midwife's home. In the far background to the left is the rear of a parked car from the 1950s. See more »


Referenced in Steve McQueen: The King of Cool (1998) See more »


Oh Baby
Music by Raymond Scott
Lyrics by Lawrence Elow
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Even the score doesn't help.
16 October 2003 | by (Twin Cities, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I came to own and watch this film because the score was written by musician and inventor Raymond Scott. The acting is very wooden. but fans of Steve McQueen might get a kick out of seeing him in an early role, not to mention the Buddy Holly glasses!

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