The New Pictures, Jun. 17, 1946

The Stranger (International-RKO Radio) is a cunning conspiracy to scare the daylights out of you. Adroitly directed by Orson Welles, who also plays the star, it is a grade A gooseflesh-raiser.

Orson, an out & out homicidal heel, is a particularly nasty Nazi. He is dodging the Allied War Crimes Commission by hiding out in a quiet little New England town. In public, he looks, talks and behaves like a pallid prep-school professor. But his extracurricular time is fairly well filled between 1) murdering anybody who knows enough to give him away, 2) honeymooning...

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