The Stranger Came Home

The Stranger Came Home

Terence Fisher (1954)

78min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Paulette Goddard gave up her screen career (apart from one Italian job ten years later) after being reduced to this dreary non-thriller for Hammer Films - a long fall from her first British picture, An Ideal Husband, six years earlier. Supposedly irresistible as the wife of a vanished businessman, she is favoured by Hollywood-style soft-focus close-ups. Her husband, played by William Sylvester, reappears with a bad case of amnesia, seeking to find out which of three former associates had tried to kill him. Suave character actor George Sanders didn't really write the book on which this film is based and wisely refrained from appearing in it.

Cast & Crew

Angie Paulette Goddard
Philip Vickers William Sylvester
Job Crandall Patrick Holt
Bill Saul Paul Carpenter
Joan Merrill Alvys Maben
Inspector Treherne Russell Napier
Sessions David King-Wood
Director Terence Fisher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Eagle Films Ltd