The Stranger (1946)

STARRING:
Edward Robinson, Orson Welles, Loretta Young
DIRECTED BY:
Orson Welles
GENRE:
Drama, Film Noir
"The Stranger" is a deeply fascinating noir thriller and the third directorial feature by Orson Welles. It's a post-war suspense film about an escaped Nazi who disguises himself as an ordinary high school teacher in a small town in Connecticut. An officer for the war crimes commission, Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), is tasked with tracking down Franz Kindler (Welles), a mastermind of the concentration camps who, in the aftermath of World War II, has erased all traces of his identity and settled into suburban conformity. (BW)