Stranger In Town
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 6 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: August 31, 2004
- Originally Released: 1943
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Frank Morgan & Richard Carlson|
|Performer:||John Hodiak, Chill Wills & Jean Rogers|
|Directed by||Roy Rowland|
|Cinematography by||Sidney Wagner|
Description by OLDIES.com:
In a small town politically corrupt and riddled with graft, the noble judge cannot resist helping local lawyer and serviceman-to-be, Bill Adams (Richard Carlson) run a clean campaign against the despotic Mayor James Connison (Robert Barrat) and his council of crooked citizens. A final courtroom showdown leads to an eloquent speech by Justice Grant about the burning responsibilities of United States citizenship, the miracle of democratic government - of, for and by the people, and the dangers of political and social indifference.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 9 ratings.
If you've read the summary, that's pretty much it. Supreme Court justice on vacation notices much wrong with small town where he's hunting, and links up with young reformist mayoral candidate.
One problem is that the candidate is such a dimwit. Moreover, he's apparently draft age and likely to be inducted soon, which I guess is supposed to get the audience's sympathy, but in those circumstances, what business does he have running for any public office?
The other problem is predictability. At the vital moment, the incognito Supreme whispers his Big Secret into someone's ear and this solves all the problems. Our young mayor-candidate hero in the meantime has a fainting spell.
Despite everything, Frank Morgan's Supreme is a likeable codger and the flick half-works if you watch it with half a brain.
- Sales Rank: 36,228
- UPC: 089218447593
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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