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A Stranger in Town

Visiting a small town in order to hunt ducks, supreme court judge Frank Morgan (the Wizard of Oz) discovers abuse of power by public servants.

Although there is an on-screen copyright statement, the film was not copyrighted. This lack of copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.

A Stranger in Town is a 1943 comedy-drama political film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Roy Rowland (film director) and produced by Robert Sisk from an original screenplay by Isobel Lennart and William Kozlenko. The film had a music score by Daniele Amfitheatrof and Nathaniel Shilkret, and cinematography by Sidney Wagner (cinematographer).


  • Frank Morgan as John Josephus Grant
  • Richard Carlson (actor) as Bill Adams
  • Jean Rogers as Lucy Gilbert
  • Porter Hall as Judge Austin Harkley
  • Robert Barrat as Mayor Connison
  • Donald MacBride as Vinnie Z. Blaxton
  • Walter Baldwin as Tom Cooney
  • Andrew Tombes as Roscoe Swade
  • Olin Howland as Homer Todds
  • Chill Wills as Charles Craig
  • Irving Bacon as Orrin Todds
  • Eddie Dunn as Henry
  • Gladys Blake as Birdie
  • John Hodiak as Hart Ridges
  • Edward Keane as Blaxton's Lawyer
  • Robert Homans as Sergeant

Category:1943 films
Category:American comedy-drama films
Category:American political drama films
Category:1940s romance films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films
Category:Films directed by Roy Rowland
Category:1940s comedy-drama films


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