Never Love A Stranger

  • 1958
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

The story somehow manages to blame Barrymore's plunge into crime on religious beliefs. Barrymore plays an orphaned boy in a Catholic home, where it is discovered that he is of Jewish parentage. Since the law insists that orphans be kept in a home of their own faith, the authorities decide to move him to a different orphanage. Already involved with petty...read more

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The story somehow manages to blame Barrymore's plunge into crime on religious beliefs. Barrymore plays an orphaned boy in a Catholic home, where it is discovered that he is of Jewish parentage. Since the law insists that orphans be kept in a home of their own faith, the authorities decide

to move him to a different orphanage. Already involved with petty hoodlums, Barrymore views this last form of rejection as a reason to dive deeper into gangland activities. He eventually becomes head of the entire New York-New Jersey syndicate until he is gunned down by police. The script, from

Robbins' book, takes a naive approach to subjects such as religion and crime, making the entire story seem unbelievable. Passage of time is not handled in an effective manner, and the cast does little to overcome the inconsistencies in the script and direction.

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  • Review: The story somehow manages to blame Barrymore's plunge into crime on religious beliefs. Barrymore plays an orphaned boy in a Catholic home, where it is discovered that he is of Jewish parentage. Since the law insists that orphans be kept in a home of their… (more)

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