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{Pictured actress Ida Lupino, Eddie G.Robinson and actor John Garfield}

Edward Goldenberg Robinson (Yiddish: עמנואל גאָלדנבערג Emanuel Goldenberg; December 12, 1893 – January 26, 1973) was a Romanian-born American actor.[1]

A popular star during Hollywood's Golden Age, he is best remembered for his roles as gangsters, such as Rico in his star-making film Little Caesar and as {Johnny} Rocco in Key Largo.

Other memorable roles include insurance investigator Barton Keyes in the film noir Double Indemnity, Dathan (adversary of Moses) in The Ten Commandments, and his final performance as Sol Roth in the science-fiction story Soylent Green.[2]

 

Robinson was selected for an Honorary Academy Award for his work in the film industry, which was posthumously awarded two months after the actor's death in 1973. He was included at #24 in the American Film Institute's list of the 25 greatest male stars in American cinema.

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Comment by Darkness To Light... on December 14, 2013 at 12:51am

Out Of The Past (1947) Directed by Jacques Tourneur...[pictured: Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer ]is the film that set the standard for what all film noir should be all about...

In other words, a textbook example...Of a film noir...What do you think?]

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[TO READ GARY TOOZE'S REVIEW/COMPARISON JUST FOLLOW THIS LINK TO...dvd-beaver "The Stranger..." ]

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The Stranger is a 1946 American film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, Edward G. Robinson, and Loretta Young.

The film was based on an Oscar-nominated screenplay written by Victor Trivas. Sam Spiegel (credited as "S.P. Eagle")[1] was the film's producer, and the film's musical score is by Bronisław Kaper.

The film was made by International Pictures, and released by RKO Radio Pictures.

The copyright on the film originally belonged to The Haig Corporation, but the film is in the public domain because the producers did not renew the copyright in 1973.[2][3]

In 1946, Mr. Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) of the United Nations War Crimes Commission is hunting for a Nazi fugitive Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a war criminal who has erased all evidence which might identify him.

He has assumed a new identity, Charles Rankin, and has become a prep school teacher in a small town in the United States.

He has married Mary Longstreet (Loretta Young), daughter of Supreme Court Justice Adam Longstreet (Philip Merivale).

Wilson releases Kindler's former associate Meinike (Konstantin Shayne), hoping the man will lead him to Kindler.

Wilson follows Meinike to the town of Harper, Connecticut, but loses him before he meets with Kindler. When Kindler/Rankin and Meinike do meet, Meinike, who is repentant, begs Kindler to confess his crimes.

Instead, Kindler strangles Meinike, who might expose him. Eventually, Wilson deduces that Rankin is Kindler, but not having witnessed the meeting with Meinike, he has no proof.

Only Mrs. Rankin knows that Meinike came to meet her husband. To get her to admit this, Wilson must convince her that her husband is a criminal – before Rankin decides to eliminate the threat to him by killing her.

Rankin's pose begins to unravel when Red, the family dog, discovers Meinike's body. To protect his secret, Rankin poisons Red.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Rankin begins to suspect her husband, but is too blinded by love to accept the facts. She is torn between her desire to learn the truth about him, and the idea of helping him create his new life.

"The Stranger..." (film) [Spoiler Alert...]

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Reception:

The Stranger was the only film made by Welles to have been a bona fide box office success upon its release.[citation needed]

In a July 1946 review, Bosley Crowther called it a "bloodless, manufactured show"; according to Crowther, Welles "gave no illusion of the sort of depraved and heartless creatures that the Nazi mass-murderers were. He is just Mr. Welles, a young actor, doing a boyishly bad acting job in a role which is highly incredible—another weak feature of the film. As a matter of fact, the writing of The Stranger, by Anthony Veiller, is the weakest thing about it—and that estimation includes another silly performance by Loretta Young as the killer's wife. For the premise is not only farfetched, but the whole construction of the tale relieves very soon all the mystery and suspense that such a story should have."[5]

At the 19th Academy Awards, Victor Trivas was nominated for Best Story, losing to Clemence Dane.

Rotten Tomatoes reports "no consensus yet"; four of five of its "top critics" and 17 additional critics rate the film "fresh."[6]

__________________________________Long in the public domain, The Stranger received home video releases for many years, including a 2009 release by UK's Network DVD.[7] An archival restoration was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc by Kino Classics in October 2013.[8] Knino's release was mastered from an 35mm print at the Library of Congress; the release includes audio commentary by Bret Wood. Death Mills (1945), a U.S. War Department documentary on the Nazi death camps directed by Billy Wilder — excerpts of which appear in The Stranger — is among the supplementary material. Other extras include four of Welles's World War II radio broadcasts: "Alameda" (Nazi Eyes on Canada, 1942), "War Workers" (Ceiling Unlimited, 1942), "Brazil" (Hello Americans, 1942), and "Bikini Atomic Test" (Orson Welles Commentaries, 1946).[8]

 

 

Comment by Darkness To Light... on December 14, 2013 at 12:50am

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Comment by Darkness To Light... on December 14, 2013 at 12:40am

I was not aware that Eddie G.Robinson's birthday was this month. Only after I "stumbled upon" a few Of his films over there on you-tube.

In other words, paying hommage to actor Eddie G.Robinson wasn't planned.

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