The Stranger In 7A (1972)





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Andy Griffith plays a philandering apartment house manager who picks up a pretty young girl (Suzanne Hildur) in a bar. He takes her home, whereupon the girl's male cronies show up armed with guns. Griffith and his wife Ida Lupino are held hostage by the crooks, led by Michael Brandon, who plan to use the apartment as headquarters while they pull off a big robbery. Griffith and Lupino pull off the daunting task of conveying emotion while spending half the film bound and gagged. Director Paul Wendkos stages the action essentially from the victim's point of view; we see only what they see, and are kept guessing as to the full details of the crime and the ultimate fate of the hostages. Based on a novel by Fielden Farrington, Strangers in 7A was first telecast as an ABC Movie of the Week .
Drama , Television
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Palomar Pictures International


Andy Griffith
as Artie Sawyer
Ida Lupino
as Iris Sawyer
Victoria Carroll
as Miss Simpson
Susanne Hildur
as Claudine
Marc Hannibal
as Policeman
Tim McIntire
as Virgil
Joseph Mell
as Danny - Bartender
Connie Sawyer
as Mrs. Layton
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56/100. RT has the title incorrect, it is The Strangers in 7A - plural. Andy Griffith plays a role uncharacteristic of him, and does rather well. It has some intense scenes but can't overcome that it is a television made movie. Ida Lupino is quite good as Griffith's wife. Better score than most television movies from this era.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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