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Return of a Stranger (1961)

63 min | Crime, Thriller

John and Pam have bought a terrace house in a village, and move into it with their little son. In the middle of the night Pam notices that a man is peeping at them from the pavement outside. When he reemerges on the same spot in daytime, ...See moreJohn and Pam have bought a terrace house in a village, and move into it with their little son. In the middle of the night Pam notices that a man is peeping at them from the pavement outside. When he reemerges on the same spot in daytime, she starts becoming nervous. When she later bumps into the same man in the local supermarket, she gets terrified. She tells her husband that when she was 14 years old and lived in an orphanage, a 25 year old man courted her, gave her lots of presents and finally wanted to marry her. She tried to avoid him, he raped her, and it all ended with him being imprisoned. She is sure that he now has come back. Step by step the foreigner escalates his terror against the couple, ending in an attempt to murder John. By sheer luck John is saved, while a colleague happens to be killed instead of him. As a final stroke the stranger tries to capture Pam in her home at night and kidnap her. When John and Pam try to call for help, they find out that their telephone line is cut off, and their car tires punctured. They can just sit in the darkness and wait for the stranger to arrive. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se} See less
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Walter J. Harvey (photography)
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Updated Dec 7, 1961

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1961 (United Kingdom)

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18 cast members
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John Ireland
Ray Reed Ray Reed   See fewer
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Susan Stephen
Pam Reed Pam Reed   See fewer
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Cyril Shaps
Homer Trent Homer Trent   See fewer
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Timothy Beaton
Tommy Reed Tommy Reed   See fewer
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Patrick McAlinney
Whittaker Whittaker   See fewer
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Ian Fleming
Meecham Meecham   See fewer
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Raymond Rollett
Somerset Somerset   See fewer
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Ray Austin
Police Sergeant Police Sergeant   See fewer
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Shirley Cain
Dorothy Dorothy   See fewer
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Denis Holmes
Craston Craston   See fewer
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Cavan Malone
Detective Detective   See fewer
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Audrey Nicholson
Stenographer Stenographer   See fewer
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Patsy Smart
Mrs. Rayner Mrs. Rayner   See fewer
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C. Denier Warren
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5.2 / 10 | 35 votes