A Stranger in My Arms
|A Stranger in My Arms|
|Directed by||Helmut Käutner|
|Produced by||Ross Hunter|
|Written by||Peter Berneis|
|Based on||novel And Ride a Tiger by Robert Wilder|
|Music by||Joseph Gershenson|
|Cinematography||William H. Daniels|
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.
- Jeff Chandler as Major Pike Yarnell
- June Allyson as Christina Beasley
- Mary Astor as Virginie Beasley
- Charles Coburn as Vance Beasley
- Peter Graves as Donald Beasley
- Sandra Dee as Pat Beasley
- Conrad Nagel as Harley Beasley
- Bosley Crowther, 'A Stranger in My Arms', New York Times, 4 March 1959
- "A Stranger in My Arms". FilmAffinity. filmaffinity.com. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
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