Stranger On The Third Floor

USA | 1940 | 64 minutes | Boris Ingster

July 22, 2016

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
Filled with shadowy twists and turns, this Expressionistic crime thriller (widely considered the first American noir) places us in the haunted mind of a young reporter who may have sent an innocent man to the electric chair for murder. When another corpse turns up, killed the same way, the reporter realizes the real culprit may still on the loose…and closer than he realizes.

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  • Director: Boris Ingster
  • Principal Cast: Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1940
  • Running Time: 64 minutes