The Passing Stranger

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The Passing Stranger is a 1954 British crime film written and directed by John Arnold, produced by Anthony Simmons (who also wrote the original film story) and Ian Gibson-Smith, with Leon Clore serving as the film's executive producer, for Harlequin Productions. The film stars Lee Patterson, Diane Cilento and Duncan Lamont.[1]

The Passing Stranger
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Directed byJohn Arnold
Produced byAnthony Simmons
Ian Gibson-Smith
Written byJohn Arnold
Based onan original story by Anthony Simmons
StarringLee Patterson
Diane Cilento
Duncan Lamont
Music byKen Sykora
CinematographyWalter Lassally
Edited byAlvin Bailey
Harlequin Productions Ltd.
Distributed byIndependent Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
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  • November 1954 (1954-11)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Chick, an American soldier serving in Europe, has deserted and is trying to find his way back to the US. After falling in with a gang of criminals, he is on the run after a robbery went wrong, and hides up at a roadside café near a small British town (Banbury). One of the owners of the café, Jill, falls for him and they make a plan to run away together.


Critical receptionEdit

TV Guide wrote "This decent second feature tries hard but fails because of script limitations";[2] whereas Allmovie called it "a passing good little film noir."[3]


  1. ^ "The Passing Stranger (1954)". BFI.
  2. ^ "The Passing Stranger - TV Guide".
  3. ^ "The Passing Stranger (1954) - John Arnold - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie.

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