The Stranger (1918 film)

The Stranger is a 1918 American silent comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy. Prints of this film survive in private collections and it has been released on DVD.[1]

The Stranger
Directed byArvid E. Gillstrom
Produced byLouis Burstein
Written byRex Taylor
StarringBilly West
Oliver Hardy
Distributed byKing Bee Studios
Release date
  • January 1, 1918 (1918-01-01)
Running time
2 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



Like many American films of the time, The Stranger was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut, in Reel 2, the intertitle "The Hall of Joy where wine, women and song hold forth temptations to strangers".[2]

See also


  1. Progressive Silent Film List: The Stranger at
  2. "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (20): 31. May 11, 1918.
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