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A Stranger in Town Details


All but forgotten today, serves as an excellent showcase for the dramatic talents of Frank Morgan. The star plays Supreme Court justice John Josephus Grant, who decides to take a break from his hectic schedule by going on a hunting vacation. Travelling incognito, Grant stops over in a small town that turns out to be a hotbed of political corruption. Taking a liking to honest young mayoral candidate Bill Adams (Richard Carlson), Grant uses his legal know-how to help thwart Adams' crooked opponents. Jean Rogers, best-known to film buffs as Dale Arden in the first two "Flash Gordon" serials, is decorative as Grant's secretary, who (of course!) falls in love with the clean-cut Bill Adams. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Frank Morgan
as John Josephus Grant
Richard Carlson
as Bill Adams
Jean Rogers
as Lucy Gilbert
Porter Hall
as Judge Austin Harkley
Donald MacBride
as Vinnie Z. Blaxton
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
Pierre Watkin
as Supreme Court Justice
Robert E. Homans
as Sergeant
Pierre Watkin
as Supreme Court Justice
Robert E. Homans
as Sergeant
Edward Keane
as Blaxton's Lawyer


Roy Rowland
Robert Sisk
William Kozlenko
Isobel Lennart
Sidney Wagner
Nathaniel Shilkret
Composer (Music Score)
Daniele Amfitheatrof
Composer (Music Score)
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Irene Sharaff
Costume Designer