Three Strangers

Three Strangers

Sydney Greenstreet
Director: Jean Negulesco Cast: Sydney Greenstreet
Sydney Greenstreet
, Peter Lorre
Peter Lorre
, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Jean Negulesco

DVD (Full Frame)

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On the eve of the Chinese New Year, three strangers make a pact before a small statue of the Chinese goddess of Destiny. The strangers are Crystal Shackleford (Geraldine Fitzgerald), married to a wealthy philanderer; Jerome Artbutny (Sidney Greenstreet), an outwardly respectable judge; and Johnny West (Peter Lorre), a seedy sneak thief. The threesome agree to purchase a sweepstakes ticket and share whatever winnings might accrue. Alas, the pact brings little more than misfortune for all concerned. Jerome steals funds from a client, then kills Crystal (with the goddess statue!) when she refuses to hand over her sweepstakes winnings. Johnny and his girlfriend Icy (Joan Lorring) decide to abandon their life of crime, but when it is revealed that the ticket is a winner, he sets fire to it to avoid having his name tied to the crime. If it seems strange that Peter Lorre ends up the romantic lead in Three Strangers, remember that the film's director, Jean Negulesco, thought Lorre was the finest actor who ever lived--and as a result, he fought tooth and nail with Warner Bros. to cast Lorre in this film.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2012
UPC: 0883316574713
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 5,395

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sydney Greenstreet Jerome K. Arbutny
Peter Lorre Johnny West
Geraldine Fitzgerald Crystal Shackleford
Joan Lorring Icy
Robert Shayne Fallon
Marjorie Riordan Janet
Arthur Shields Prosecutor
Rosalind Ivan Rhea Beladon
John Alvin Junior Clerk
Peter Whitney Gabby
Alan Napier David Shackleford
Clifford Brooke Senior Clerk
Benny Burt Actor
Alec Craig Actor
Leslie Denison Actor
Holmes Herbert Actor
Keith Hitchcock Actor
Leyland Hodgson Actor
Olaf Hytten Actor
Colin Kenny Actor
Connie Leon Actor
Doris Lloyd Mrs. Proctor
Stanley Logan Maj. Beach
Reginald Sheffield Actor
Eric Wilton Actor
Ian Wolfe Actor

Technical Credits
Jean Negulesco Director
George J. Amy Editor
Milo Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
Adolph Deutsch Score Composer
Edwin DuPar Special Effects
Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
John Huston Original Story,Screenwriter
Peter Howard Screenwriter
Wolfgang Reinhardt Producer
C.A. Riggs Sound/Sound Designer
Ted Smith Art Director
Clarence I. Steensen Set Decoration/Design
Perc Westmore Makeup

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