A Stranger in Town (1943)





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In this film, Frank Morgan plays Supreme Court justice John Josephus Grant, who decides to take a break from his hectic schedule by going on a hunting vacation. Travelling incognito, Grant stops over in a small town that turns out to be a hotbed of political corruption.
Classics , Comedy , Drama
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Frank Morgan
as John Josephus Grant
Richard Carlson
as Bill Adams
Jean Rogers
as Lucy Gilbert
Robert H. Barrat
as Mayor James Connison
Porter Hall
as Judge Austin Harkley
Donald MacBride
as Vinnie Z. Blaxton
Walter S. Baldwin
as Tom Cooney
Andrew Tombes
as Roscoe Swade
Olin Howland
as Homer Todds
Chill Wills
as Charles Craig
Irving Bacon
as Orrin Todds
Eddie Dunn
as Henry
Gladys Blake
as Birdie
John Hodiak
as Hart Ridges
Edward Keane
as Blaxton's Lawyer
Pierre Watkin
as Supreme Court Justice
Robert E. Homans
as Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for A Stranger in Town

All Critics (1)

Veteran character actor Frank Morgan gets a rare starring role and makes the best of it.

Full Review… | June 9, 2007
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Audience Reviews for A Stranger in Town


Terrific little gem of a film that's provides Frank Morgan a wonderful chance to step out of his signature bumbling fussbudget role to play a wise and efficient judge. He's simply great.

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