Scarlet Street The Stranger

18/03/2002
  |  Buy to Own: 18/03/2002
  |  198 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Edward G. Robinson double bill. In Fritz Lang's 'Scarlet Street' Robinson plays a mild-mannered accountant, middle-aged, middle-class, and married to a shrewish woman. Walking home from a work dinner held in his honour, Chris rescues a young woman who is being attacked by her lowlife boyfriend. The couple in question, Kitty Marsh (Joan Bennet) and Johnny Prince (Dan Duryea), then see an opportunity to rip off the gallant but boring Chris, using the poor fool's desire for Kitty to draw him into their trap. Chris falls for the bait, and soon finds himself riding a fast track to destruction. In Orson Welles' 'The Stranger', Robinson plays Wilson, a war crimes investigator on the trail of Franz Kindler, one of the Nazi leaders responsible for the Holocaust. Following another suspected Nazi to Harper, Connecticut, Wilson thinks he recognises Kindler in the person of Charles Rankin (Orson Welles), a local man with plans to restore the town clock to its former glory. Wilson stays around to investigate, and meanwhile, Kindler's fiancée Mary Longstreet (Loretta Young), becomes increasingly suspicious of her future husband's strange behaviour.