Beautiful Stranger

  • 1954
  • 1 HR 29 MIN
  • NR
  • Drama

Rogers is a poor showgirl living in the fabulous villa owned by Baker, her wealthy lover. He promises that his divorce will be final soon and that they can wed and live gaudily ever after. She then learns that he has no intention of shedding his first wife. What she doesn't know, however, is that Baker forges British gold coins. Rogers meets Bergerac, a...read more

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Rogers is a poor showgirl living in the fabulous villa owned by Baker, her wealthy lover. He promises that his divorce will be final soon and that they can wed and live gaudily ever after. She then learns that he has no intention of shedding his first wife. What she doesn't know, however,

is that Baker forges British gold coins. Rogers meets Bergerac, a struggling French artist; they fall in love, and the rest of the film involves a few complications followed by smooth sailing. Bergerac (who was married to Rogers at the time the film was made) is almost totally unintelligible and

could truly use printed English titles at the bottom of the screen when he speaks! Twenty years later, Lom did the same comic role he performs here in the "Pink Panther" films. Rogers was 43 when this was made, a bit long in the tooth to play a starving showgirl. She was also 16 years older than

Baker, who was supposed to be her protector. One oddity about the film is that the song "Love Is a Beautiful Stranger" was written by Jose Ferrer and Ketti Frings, who penned the screenplay for such films as ABOUT MRS. LESLIE and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA.

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