The Stranger

Director: Orson Welles
Country/ Year: USA 1946

Loretta Young’s unsuspecting wife is closer too the enemy than she imagines. Much closer than Edward G. Robinson’s title figure, who peaks behind the small town facade and that of her husband.

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The Second Woman

Director: James V. Kern
Country/ Year: USA 1950

Guilt-ridden over the accidental death of his fiancee, Robert Young’s architect believes he is cursed. His shrink is about to diagnose him with insanity, while his girl notices some suspicious details.

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Cause for Alarm!

Director: Tay Garnett
Country/ Year: USA 1951

An incriminating letter, which Loretta Young’s seemingly proper housewife has to retain, drives the ambiguous suspense flick, which darkly hints at the pathological backside of suburbian cleanliness.

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Director: Lewis Allen
Country/ Year: USA 1954

Frank Sinatra’s taut turn as deranged killer with the president in his sight strangely foreshadows the death of J. F. K., as well as Sinatra’s role in the heavily indebted “The Manchurian Candidate”.

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Invisible Ghost

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Country/ Year: USA 1941

Four years before “Gun Crazy”, Lewis directed Bela Lugosi as a cursed widower in this surprisingly twisted chiller about anxiety, jealousy and the malicious turns of fate.

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M (M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder)

Director: Fritz Lang
Country/ Year: Germany 1931

Peter Lorre gives a disturbing performance as hunter and hunted in the classic thriller about a child murderer. His haunting whistle gives him away to the underworld eager to execute their own law.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

Director: John S. Robertson
Country/ Year: USA 1920

John Barrymore realizes that “The only way to get rid of a temptation ist too yield to it”, to quote Oscar Wilde, who’s work has equal parts in the edifying picturization as that of R. L. Stevenson.

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Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Country/ Year: USA 1944

John Carradine gives a chilling turn in this melodramatic dramatization of the misdeeds of real life wife murderer Henri Landrue.

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