Love from a Stranger


Love from a Stranger

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A working woman wins a fortune in a lottery. She meets a suave, sophisticated man, and falls in love. After they are married, she begins to suspect that he married her for her money, and is now trying to kill her.


Basil Rathbone
as Gerald Lovell
Ann Harding
as Carol Howard
Binnie Hale
as Kate Meadows
Bruce Seton
as Ronald Bruce
Jean Cadell
as Aunt Lou
Bryan Powley
as Dr. Gribble
Eugene Leahy
as Mr. Tuttle
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From The Mill Creek Dark Crimes 50 Movie collection. This is based on an Agatha Christie story and contains some of the most histrionic acting I've ever witnessed. I never knew that anyone could go so far over the top and not shoot out of the frame and into space. The basic plot concerns a young woman who wins a lottery and soon after meets and falls in love with a "stranger", played by Basil Rathbone. Rathbone's intentions are far from happy and it all winds down to a conclusion that allows... well lets just say you will wonder about everyone's sanity. I'm not sure I liked this. Its good, but it takes a while to get going. Once its moving its fine but even then I was never really content. I want to say that its oddly British, but its not so much that its British as mannered. I like that you have the pure unrestrained emotion in the final act, but at the same time compared to the earlier low key nature of it I was wondering how many coffees the cast had. Frankly I'm reserving my final judgment until I see it again. Even with all of that said and done I suggest you do see this movie- and stay to the end. Unless you've seen this before, I'm certain you've never witnessed what Basil Rathbone was truly capable of. I won't try to explain that statement, I'll let you search this out and see for yourself. 3 Stars 3-16-14

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