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Love from a Stranger (1947)

Approved | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 15 November 1947 (USA)
A newly married woman begins to suspect that her husband is a killer. Even worse, she soon comes to believe that she will be his next victim.

Director:

Richard Whorf

Writers:

Philip MacDonald (screenplay), Frank Vosper (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Hodiak ... Manuel Cortez
Sylvia Sidney ... Cecily Harrington
Ann Richards ... Mavis Wilson
John Howard ... Nigel Lawrence
Isobel Elsom ... Auntie Loo-Loo
Ernest Cossart ... Billings
Philip Tonge ... Dr. Horace Gribble
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Ethel
Frederick Worlock ... Inspector Hobday (as Frederic Worlock)
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Storyline

Cecily Harrington, struggling along on a small allowance, wins a fortune in a lottery. She decides to travel rather than marrying her fiancé Nigel Lawrence. A stranger, Manuel Cortez, comes to rent her flat and she falls in love with him, and they are married. For their honeymoon, they go to an isolated English college where she, unlike the audience, doesn't realize she has married a fortune-hunting Bluebeard with a few murdered wives in his past. The question is will she be able to repent in leisure her decision to marry in haste. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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He lied...cheated...KILLED!... all in the name of LOVE!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hideout for Horror See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bryan Foy Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Heavy-handed but well-paced melodrama
5 March 1999 | by michell-2See all my reviews

Hodiak overacts and Sidney does an adequate job in this dark Franju remake of 1937 movie (based on a play based on an Agatha Christie novel). Overstuffed with English local color & symbolic stormy weather. Entertaining.


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