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Stranger on the Third Floor

When a reporter whose testimony sentences a small-time loser to the electric chair for murder is himself fingered in a second murder, he realizes both crimes are the work of a furtive stranger - but will anyone believe him?
Stranger on the Third Floor
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 4 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 21, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh83%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 6

Upright65%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 870
Rating: B+ -- This low-budget B film is thought by many to be the first true film noir. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Feb 12, 2005
Rating: 4/5 -- Pretty creepy suspenser with unsettling Lorre performance.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Jul 8, 2004
... a paranoid murder thriller that, for all of its budgetary constraints, took viewers on a spiral of justified paranoia. Full Review
Parallax View
Feb 16, 2011

Description by OLDIES.com:

Critics and fans agree: Stranger on the Third Floor is the little B picture that launched one of the greatest movements in cinema history: film noir. Peter Lorre plays the eerie title role in this once-neglected gem about a reporter (John McGuire) whose testimony sentences a small-time loser (Elisha Cook Jr.) to the electric chair for murder. When the reporter himself is fingered in a second murder, he realizes both crimes are the work of a furtive stranger - but will anyone believe him? All the shadowy, shivery, angled angst of German Expressionism is here, married to the hard-boiled moral ambiguity that marks the genre. The highlight: a suspense-and-sweat-drenched dream sequence that jolted 1940 audiences into an exciting new way of looking at the movies.

Product Description:

When a reporter's testimony convicts an innocent man for murder, he is haunted by second thoughts.

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Production Notes:

  • The Turner videocassette is part of the "RKO Collection."
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Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 2,295
  • UPC: 883316270905
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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