The Stranger (2012) – By Jason S. Lockard

I recently received Film Chest Media Group’s restored version of Orson Wells 1946’s classic film noir The Stranger. featuring the great Edward G. Robinson. Let’s take a look at this awesome film.

The Stranger follows Mr. Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) of the United Nations War Crimes Commission who is hunting a Nazi fugitive Franz Kindler. Wilson releases Kindler’s former associate Meinike (Konstantin Shayne), hoping the man will lead him to Kindler. Wilson follows Meinike to the town of Harper, Connecticut where resides professor Charles Rankin (Orson Wells) and his wife Mary (Loretta Young). Wilson suspects Rankin is Kindler, even though he has no proof. Will Wilson be able to get the proof that he needs or is he wrong all together! You’ll have to watch the film to find out.

The Stranger was the only film directed by Welles to have be considered a box office success. Even Citizen Kane just made back its budget and marketing. It earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

This Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack includes a newly and beautifully restored version of the classic film noir The Stranger, a movie trailer, before and after restoration demo and a postcard featuring the original movie art.

Film Chest Media Group is doing an excellent job on restoring these classic films to HD quality. I highly recommend The Stranger if you love film noirs and Orson Welles. So head over to and pick up your copy today, you won’t be disappointed.

Moral Rating: Violence
Audience: Parental Guidance
Genre: Film Noir
Length: 95 Minutes
Released: 2012
Our Rating: A