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The Stranger Came Home

  • 1954
  • Terence Fisher
  • 78 mins
  • A
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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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AngiePaulette Goddard
Philip VickersWilliam Sylvester
Job CrandallPatrick Holt
Bill SaulPaul Carpenter
Joan MerrillAlvys Maben
Inspector TreherneRussell Napier
SessionsDavid King-Wood

Crew

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DirectorTerence Fisher

Details

Theatrical distributor
Eagle Films Ltd
Formats
Black and white
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