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Three Strangers (28-Jan-1946)

Director: Jean Negulesco

Writers: John Huston; Howard Koch

Music by: Adolph Deutsch

Producer: Wolfgang Reinhardt

Keywords: Dark Comedy, Wish, Lottery

A woman collects together three unsympathetic strangers, including herself, to make a wish before a statue of Kwan Yin, the Chinese God of Luck and Fortune which will surely come true. They are an alcoholic, an embezzler, and a manipulative nymphomaniac. The three make an unbreakable agreement (break it, luck would forfeit) to share any winnings from the purchase of a lottery ticket tide to the Grand National horse race. Though they disperse, their stories will inevitably reconverge.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Alvin
24-Oct-1917 27-Feb-2009 The Fighting Sullivans
Geraldine Fitzgerald
24-Nov-1913 17-Jul-2005 Wuthering Heights
Sydney Greenstreet
27-Dec-1879 18-Jan-1954 Kaspar Gutman in The Maltese Falcon
Doris Lloyd
3-Jul-1896 21-May-1968 British-American character actress
Peter Lorre
26-Jun-1904 23-Mar-1964 The Maltese Falcon
Joan Lorring
17-Apr-1926 30-May-2014 The Corn Is Green
Alan Napier
7-Jan-1903 8-Aug-1988 Alfred on Batman
Robert Shayne
4-Oct-1900 29-Nov-1992 Insp. Henderson on Adventures of Superman


Sydney Greenstreet   ...   Jerome K. Arbutny
Geraldine Fitzgerald   ...   Crystal Shackleford
Peter Lorre   ...   John West
Joan Lorring   ...   Icy Crane
Robert Shayne   ...   Fallon
Marjorie Riordan   ...   Janet Elliott
Arthur Shields   ...   Prosecutor
Rosalind Ivan   ...   Lady Rhea Beladon
John Alvin   ...   Junior Clerk
Peter Whitney   ...   Gabby
Alan Napier   ...   David Shackleford
Clifford Brooke   ...   Senior Clerk
Doris Lloyd   ...   Mrs. Proctor


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