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This movie was made at Viking Studios which was located in St Mary Abbots Place, a quiet cul-de-sac off Kensington High Street in central London. The studios were behind the facades of houses whose address was 1-5 St Mary Abbots Place. The houses, like all the others in this short street had the pleasing aspect of all being built in different styles. This was a boon for filmmakers on low budgets as it meant they could create the illusion of filming in different places without ever leaving the street. In "I'm a Stranger", John Kelly walks past number 5, knocks on the door and enters number 3 (actually a door into the studio). Later, Greta Gynt tells James Hayter (who comes to her assistance) that her car has broken down. In reality, they're across the road from the studio. When she and James Hayter drive off, they're heading towards the end of the cul-de-sac. They stop upon discovering their stowaway and are, in fact, outside number 2 - which is where they started. Their stowaway asks to be taken to 'Dr. Westcott, number one Oxley Street'. They oblige and arrive at 1 St Mary Abbots Place, just across the road and another door into the studio. See more »

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Inspector Craddock: Well one thing's certain. The House isn't going to talk.
Greta Gynt: I wonder if we could make it?
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Twisty tale of inheritance and disinheritance
15 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I'm a Stranger" (1952) mixes comic and mystery elements smoothly. James Hayter is a comic character, a lorry driver who belongs to a mystery-solving club. Greta Gynt plays herself, mostly amused at the goings on, although miffed in one comic scene involving citations for her car. The police inspector (Hector Ross) has some witty remarks. But the mystery elements prevail in this talky story. A rich uncle has disinherited his Scottish nieces and nephews, in favor of a rather unknown nephew from Calcutta (Patric Doonan). Doonan appears in London at the invitation of lawyer Charles Lloyd Pack. After that the mystery begins. Where is the new will? No one seems to know. Who is the woman who is bleeding who makes her way into Hayter's lorry while he is lending a helping hand to Gynt whose car has broken down? What is her injury and how did it come about? Why does she insist on being taken to a particular doctor, not a hospital? Who is the crusty older woman who takes her in and closes the door to Hayter and Gynt? Hector Ross's bulldog police work come to take center stage as the movie moves on. Pack's lawyer is a slippery sort who holds his own against the inspector. This film is somewhat more noirish in look and story than the movie with which it's paired on the DVD, "Meet Mr. Malcolm".


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