The Intimate Stranger (1956 film)

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The Intimate Stranger is a 1956 British Film-noir, drama film directed by Joseph Losey, under the pseudonym Alec C. Snowden, and starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy, Constance Cummings and Roger Livesey.wikipedia
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Joseph Losey

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The Intimate Stranger is a 1956 British Film-noir, drama film directed by Joseph Losey, under the pseudonym Alec C. Snowden, and starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy, Constance Cummings and Roger Livesey.
The Intimate Stranger (1956) carried a pseudonym as well.

Mary Murphy (actress)

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The Intimate Stranger is a 1956 British Film-noir, drama film directed by Joseph Losey, under the pseudonym Alec C. Snowden, and starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy, Constance Cummings and Roger Livesey.
That was one of her best roles; another was in the film she made the following year for Joseph Losey, The Intimate Stranger (1956).

Richard Basehart

The Intimate Stranger is a 1956 British Film-noir, drama film directed by Joseph Losey, under the pseudonym Alec C. Snowden, and starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy, Constance Cummings and Roger Livesey.

Constance Cummings

The Intimate Stranger is a 1956 British Film-noir, drama film directed by Joseph Losey, under the pseudonym Alec C. Snowden, and starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy, Constance Cummings and Roger Livesey.

Roger Livesey

The Intimate Stranger is a 1956 British Film-noir, drama film directed by Joseph Losey, under the pseudonym Alec C. Snowden, and starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy, Constance Cummings and Roger Livesey.

Film noir

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The Intimate Stranger is a 1956 British Film-noir, drama film directed by Joseph Losey, under the pseudonym Alec C. Snowden, and starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy, Constance Cummings and Roger Livesey.

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The Intimate Stranger is a 1956 British Film-noir, drama film directed by Joseph Losey, under the pseudonym Alec C. Snowden, and starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy, Constance Cummings and Roger Livesey.

Pseudonym

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The Intimate Stranger is a 1956 British Film-noir, drama film directed by Joseph Losey, under the pseudonym Alec C. Snowden, and starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy, Constance Cummings and Roger Livesey.

Blacklisting

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Losey was blacklisted in the United States at the time when he made the film.

Screenplay

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The screenplay was written by Howard Koch who had also been blacklisted, and wrote under the name Peter Howard.

Shepperton Studios

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The film was made at Shepperton Studios.

Cameo appearance

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Losey has a small cameo part in the film, playing a film director.

AllMovie

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Allmovie wrote "Perhaps Koch and his director Joseph Losey...were too drawn in to the plot's semi-metaphorical take on blacklisting to see that the scenes are not properly focused, the dialogue lacks enough sparkle and that the string of coincidences causes some plausibility problems. Fortunately, Finger is helped immensely by the on-target performance of leading man Richard Basehart and the beautifully wicked one of Mary Murphy, as well as the solid turn from Constance Cummings"; Derek Winnert wrote "It is one of the least well known of all Losey’s films, but then it is arguably also one of the least too, though far from negligible"; and Dennis Schwartz noted a "tightly scripted crime thriller...The conclusion comes with a pat resolution, but by that time I was engrossed in the improbable story and too much impressed with the fine acting to care that much if I was being manipulated."

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Allmovie wrote "Perhaps Koch and his director Joseph Losey...were too drawn in to the plot's semi-metaphorical take on blacklisting to see that the scenes are not properly focused, the dialogue lacks enough sparkle and that the string of coincidences causes some plausibility problems. Fortunately, Finger is helped immensely by the on-target performance of leading man Richard Basehart and the beautifully wicked one of Mary Murphy, as well as the solid turn from Constance Cummings"; Derek Winnert wrote "It is one of the least well known of all Losey’s films, but then it is arguably also one of the least too, though far from negligible"; and Dennis Schwartz noted a "tightly scripted crime thriller...The conclusion comes with a pat resolution, but by that time I was engrossed in the improbable story and too much impressed with the fine acting to care that much if I was being manipulated."

Howard Koch (screenwriter)

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The screenplay was written by Howard Koch who had also been blacklisted, and wrote under the name Peter Howard.