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The Stranger's Return (1933)

A divorcée leaves New York to visit her grandfather's farm and recover in the Midwest, where she unexpectedly falls in love with a married farmer.

Director:

King Vidor

Writers:

Brown Holmes (screenplay), Philip Stong (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lionel Barrymore ... Grandpa Storr
Miriam Hopkins ... Louise Storr
Franchot Tone ... Guy Crane
Stuart Erwin ... Simon Bates
Irene Hervey ... Nettie Crane
Beulah Bondi ... Beatrice Storr
Grant Mitchell ... Allen Redfield
Tad Alexander ... Widdie Crane
Aileen Carlyle Aileen Carlyle ... Thelma Redfield
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Storyline

A divorcée leaves New York to visit her grandfather's farm and recover in the Midwest, where she unexpectedly falls in love with a married farmer.

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The soul of America is in this stalwart character, the greatest and most lovable ever portrayed by Lionel Barrymore. (Print Ad- Plattsburg Daily Republican, ((Plattsburg, NY)) 12 September 1933)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1934 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

El regreso de la forastera See more »

Filming Locations:

Chino, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

MGM borrowed Miriam Hopkins from Paramount for this film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Louise Storr: You waltz very well... or is this a square dance?
Guy Crane: 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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Visiting Grandpa's farm
18 October 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

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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