Warner Bros. again teamed up the menacing duo of Greenstreet and Lorre under director Negulesco, who had made his debut with the team in the superior THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS (1944). Set in shadowy London, THREE STRANGERS begins on the eve of the Chinese New Year. Three strangers--shady
lawyer Greenstreet; Lorre, an alcoholic, small-time hood; and Fitzgerald, a woman separated from her straying husband--meet on the street and eventually make their way to Fitzgerald's apartment. There she shows them the statuette of Kwan Yin, a Chinese idol. Legend has it that at midnight on the
New Year, the idol will open its eyes and grant a wish to three strangers. Greenstreet woul...