Love from a Stranger (1947 film)
|Love from a Stranger|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Richard Whorf|
|Produced by||James J. Geller|
|Screenplay by||Philip MacDonald|
|Based on||the play Love from a Stranger
the short-story "Philomel Cottage"
by Frank Vosper
|Music by||Hans J. Salter|
|Edited by||Fred Allen|
|Bryan Foy Productions|
|Distributed by||Eagle-Lion Films
New World Home Video (1986 VHS)
Pathe Industries (Original Copyright Holder)
|Running time||81 minutes|
A woman fears her new husband will kill her.
- John Hodiak as Manuel Cortez
- Sylvia Sidney as Cecily Harrington
- Ann Richards as Mavia
- John Howard as Nigel Lawrence
- Isobel Elsom as Auntie Loo-Loo
- Ernest Cossart as Billings
- Philip Tonge as Dr. Gribble
- Anita Sharp-Bolster as Ethel (the maid)
- Frederick Worlock as Insp. Hobday
Thomas M. Pryor, the film critic at the New York Times, gave the film a lukewarm review. He wrote, "It may well be that some will find a modicum of excitement in Love From a Stranger. But the average moviegoer is a pretty 'hep' customer and the chances are he will be so far ahead of the story that its climactic scene will explode with all the thunder of a cap pistol."
Critic Craig Butler also had problems with the film, mostly the scrip. He wrote, "A moderately entertaining mystery flick (the story of which was better served when it was originally filmed in 1937), Love from a Stranger is an adequate but unexciting way to spend an hour and a half or so. Stranger wants to be a clever thriller, and it starts out well. Unfortunately, about halfway through it becomes rather obvious, and so the necessary suspense is simply lacking."