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In the interior scene where Tone drives Hopkins back to granddad's farm, the back-projected dirt road is clearly seen through the rear window of the auto. Switching to an exterior shot, Tone stops the car to open a gate, drive the car through, close the gate and continue driving. The next interior shot with the rear window, however, shows only the same dirt road already seen, with no gated fence receding in the distance, as it should. See more »
You waltz very well... or is this a square dance?
I use to dance waltzes pretty well at our fraternity blowups, but I guess I'm a clumsy old farmer now.
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The stranger in The Stranger's Return is Miriam Hopkins who newly divorced visits grandfather Lionel Barrymore's farm. While there she falls for the neighboring farmer Franchot Tone who is just slightly married to Irene Hervey. Therein lies the story.
Barrymore is his usual cantankerous self who has survived most of his relatives including his own children and spouse. There's a whole lot of grasping relatives who'd like a piece of his considerable estate including that farm.
This film really belongs to Lionel Barrymore who is going on all eight cylinders of curmudgeonliness. For once Franchot Tone is not in formal dress though he and Hopkins seem to lack a certain chemistry.
I'd watch this for Barrymore.
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