A Stranger in My Arms

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A Stranger in My Arms
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Directed by Helmut Käutner
Produced by Ross Hunter
Written by Peter Berneis
Based on novel And Ride a Tiger by Robert Wilder
Starring Jeff Chandler
June Allyson
Sandra Dee
Mary Astor
Music by Joseph Gershenson
Cinematography William H. Daniels
Production
company
Release dates
  • 1959 (1959)
Running time
88 min.
Country United States
Language English

A Stranger in My Arms is a 1959 film starring Jeff Chandler, June Allyson, Sandra Dee and Peter Graves.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

A Korean War pilot, Pike Yarnell, a major, survives a jet crash in the Pacific Ocean, as does Donald Beasley, his navigator. After many days on a raft, Donald dies.

Christina, the dead officer's widow, waits for a full explanation of the circumstances of Donald's death, as do his wealthy Georgia parents and sister. Pike gives them very few details, however, particularly disturbing Virginie Beasley, who wants a Congressman in the family to seek a Medal of Honor for her brave son.

Pike begins to develop feelings for Christina. He can't bring himself to tell her that Donald was actually a poor officer, under investigation, and a coward aboard the raft. Donald revealed near the end that he never loved his wife and hated his mother. In the end, he used Pike's gun to kill himself.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was based on the novel And Ride a Tiger by Robert Wilder, author of Written on the Wind.[3] Filming started December 1957.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bosley Crowther, 'A Stranger in My Arms', New York Times, 4 March 1959
  2. ^ "A Stranger in My Arms". FilmAffinity. filmaffinity.com. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  3. ^ British Want Howard Keel: Million-Five Deal Heralded for Granger for Six Pictures Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 05 Nov 1957: C9.
  4. ^ ALLIED ACQUIRES SHARE IN 12 FILMS: Studio and Two Independent Producers Sign Pacts-- U-I to Star Chandler By THOMAS M. PRYOR Special to The New York Times.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 05 Nov 1957: 39.

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