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Stranger on the Third Floor

Directed by Boris Ingster
1940    64m    Approved
Thriller, Crime, Drama,
Rising reporter Michael Ward is the key witness in the murder trial of young Joe Briggs, who is convicted on circumstantial evidence while swearing innocence. Michael's girl Jane believes in Joe and blames Michael, who (in a remarkable sequence) dreams he is himself convicted of murdering his nosy neighbor. Will his dream come true before Jane can find the real murderer?
Cast of Stranger on the Third Floor
  • Peter LorreThe Stranger
  • John McGuireMichael Ward
  • Margaret TallichetJane
  • Charles WaldronDistrict Attorney
  • Elisha Cook Jr.Joe Briggs
  • Charles HaltonAlbert Meng
  • Ethel GriffiesMrs. Kane
  • Cliff ClarkMartin
  • Oscar O'SheaThe Judge
  • Alec CraigBriggs' Defense Attorney
  • Otto HoffmanCharles Evans
  • Bobby BarberGiuseppe, the Italian Grocer (uncredited)
  • Lee BonnellReporter (uncredited)
  • Harry C. BradleyCourt Clerk (uncredited)
  • Lynton BrentCabdriver at Nick's (uncredited)
  • Jack CheathamDetective (uncredited)
  • Ray CookePhil, Lunch Counterman (uncredited)
  • Robert DudleyPostman (uncredited)
  • William EdmundsGardener (uncredited)
  • Jim FarleyPoliceman at Accident (uncredited)
  • Betty FarringtonWoman Wanting Seat at Lunch Counter (uncredited)
  • Jack GarganCourtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Greta GranstedtHousekeeper (uncredited)
  • John HarmonThin-Faced Man in Crowd (uncredited)
  • Dell HendersonDetective (uncredited)
  • Max Hoffman Jr.Charlie, the Third Cab Driver (uncredited)
  • Gladden JamesTom, a Reporter (uncredited)
  • Charles JudelsNick Nanbajan, the Cafe Owner (uncredited)
  • Jane KeckleyAngry Awakened Landlady (uncredited)
  • Donald KerrMan Wanting Seat at Lunch Counter (uncredited)
  • Paul McVeyDetective Lieutenant Jones (uncredited)
  • Bruce MitchellPoliceman in Court (uncredited)
  • Frank O'ConnorPoliceman (uncredited)
  • Broderick O'FarrellMinister in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
  • Bud OsborneBartender (uncredited)
  • Emory ParnellGrilling Detective in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
  • Lee PhelpsCab Driver Sitting on Cab (uncredited)
  • Suzanne RidgwayCustomer at Nick's (uncredited)
  • Henry RoquemoreMr. McLean, Jane's Boss (uncredited)
  • Dick RushCourt Bailiff (uncredited)
  • Ralph SanfordTruck Driver in Accident (uncredited)
  • Herb VigranReporter Who Wins Cardgame (uncredited)
  • Bess WadeCourt Scrubwoman (uncredited)
  • Catherine WallaceWoman (uncredited)
  • Robert WeldonReporter (uncredited)
  • Frank YaconelliJack, Coffee Shop Owner (uncredited)
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