After World War II, Hollywood was looking to return to doing what it does best and with a new paranoia of international intrigue and the return of history’s most notorious villains, producer Sam Spiegel tasked a desperate Orson Welles to make The Stranger. Welles, put on a tight leash and deprived of most of the artistic freedom he was usually given, made this thriller about a Nazi hiding in an affluent New England town as a dogged investigator is on his trail. Considered to be Welles’ least favorite film of his career, it was also his biggest box office maker as well. But did it deserve the money or was Welles right to be disappointed? MovieDude Eric and Chris Tondevold investigate further!
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