If ever a movie deserved to be called a sleeper, this is it. There is not a wasted frame in this tense, tight psychological thriller that offered Mitchum one of his first shots at a juicy role. Nobody thought much of WHEN STRANGERS MARRY when it was completed after a 10-day shoot, and
Monogram didn't even line up a Manhattan theater for its exhibition. Instead, the film opened at the Brooklyn Strand in November, 1944, but word of mouth caused patrons to flock to it. Elliott is a drunken conventioneer in New York. When he makes the mistake of flashing a wad of dough in a bar, a
mysterious stranger claims that he has no place to stay in the city, so Elliott offers hi...