The Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies and Nuray Pictures are proud to present a new 2k restoration of Orson Welles’s THE STRANGER to commemorate the maverick’s centennial birthday. THE STRANGER is an intriguing noir-thriller with stunning images in which An investigator from the War Crimes Commission (Edward G. Robinson) travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi, who may be hiding out in a small town in the guise of a distinguished professor (Orson Welles). Also co-starring Loretta Young. TIME MAGAZINE called it “a cunning conspiracy to scare the daylights out of you. Adroitly directed, it is a grade A gooseflesh-raiser.” The film will premiere Saturday March 7 at 7:00PM. This is a brand new and exclusive restoration of the film for this event.
New York Times bestselling author and film historian Scott Eyman will introduce the film. Eyman, 2014 winner of the National Board of Review William K. Everson Film History Award, has written eleven books, including biographies on John Ford, Ernst Lubitsch, Cecil B. DeMille, and Louis B. Mayer. He most recently authored John Wayne: The Life and Legend.
A 2015 Miami International Film Festival event.
Nuray Pictures is a digital media company dedicated to the restoration and preservation of film and television. This restoration of THE STRANGER has been made especially for this screening.