Strange Intruder

Strange Intruder is a 1956 film noir crime film directed by Irving Rapper and starring Edmund Purdom and Ida Lupino.

Strange Intruder
Directed byIrving Rapper
Produced byLindsley Parsons
Written byHelen Fowler (novel)
Screenplay byDavid Evans
Warren Douglas
StarringEdmund Purdom
Ida Lupino
Music byPaul Dunlap
CinematographyErnest Haller
Edited byMaurice Wright
Lindsley Parsons Productions
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • September 2, 1956 (1956-09-02)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States


Dying in a Korea prisoner-of-war camp, Adrian Carmichael learns his wife Alice has been unfaithful back home. He makes friend Paul Quentin promise not to let the Carmichaels' children be raised by another man, no matter what.

Paul escapes from camp and is treated for trauma in a U.S. hospital for veterans. Having no family of his own, he visits Carmichael's and is made welcome. Alice has ended her affair with Howard Gray, but he is blackmailing her. Paul becomes consumed with his friend's last request and has terrible visions of killing Carmichael's kids.

After a fight with Gray, he comes to realize that a return to the VA hospital is necessary. Treated like a part of the family now, Paul believes his frightening promise to be a thing of the past.



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