The Stranger on the Third Floor ()

directed by Boris Ingster
featuring Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Charles Waldron, Elisha Cook, Jr.

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Though he doesn't speak his first line of dialogue until the film's final ten minutes, Peter Lorre spiritually dominates the fascinating RKO melodrama Stranger on the Third Floor. The plotline is carried by John McGuire, playing Ward, a newspaper reporter whose courtroom testimony sends the hapless Briggs (Elisha Cook Jr). to the death house. Ward is certain that he saw Briggs leaving the scene of a murder, but as the days pass, he is tortured by guilt and doubt -- especially during the film's surrealistic knockout of a ...

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BD0407

Jun 15, 2013

very good - lorre has little dialog-but is the focal point of the story. suspenseful, yet is dated by the standards of what is "popular" in films now. good movie to have.

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