The Intimate Stranger

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Pseudonymously directed by Losey, who had been driven from Hollywood by the McCarthyite purge of the studios, Intimate Stranger is a wonderfully slow thriller with a baroque climax in a film studio. Richard Basehart is the studio executive pursued by blackmailing letters from a mysterious girl claiming to be his mistress, his problems complicated by the fact that his wife is the boss' daughter, while the star of his current film is a still-amorous ex-lover. As usual with Losey, both predator and victim take an almost pathological pleasure from their game of mutual destruction.

Details

Release details

Duration:
94 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Joseph Walton Joseph Losey
Screenwriter:
Peter Howard Howard Koch
Cast:
Richard Basehart
Mary Murphy
Constance Cummings
Roger Livesey
Mervyn Johns
Faith Brook