We Were Strangers
We Were Strangers (1949)

A political thriller set in Cuba in the 30s about a plot to overthrow the government led by a group of assorted revolutionaries.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 27, 1949
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2005
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TIME Magazine

Never for a moment a dull movie, Strangers is often too facile or too far away from strict artistic honesty. Coming from the man who made Treasure of the Sierra Madre, it is a disappointment.

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Robin Karney
Radio Times

Even though it dissipates its serious political theme with too much mechanical detail, the film is still tense and atmospheric.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Grim historical thriller.

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Variety Staff

In We Were Strangers, John Huston has come up with a finished job of directing that edges close to his best films.

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TV Guide

Huston's follow-up to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Key Largo doesn't rank with either of those classics but is certainly entertaining in its own right.

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An exciting melodrama -- well acted, with the background reality lost in history.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

This very concentration upon detail and upon the concrete mechanics of the plan has thrown the whole drama into the character of a passionless action film.

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Fernando F. Croce

The stark claustrophobia of the compositions is continuously goosed by urgent surrealism

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David Nusair
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Political drama of the initial Cuban upheaval pre-1933. Shown from the vantage point of the revolutionaries and their plot to overthrow the oppressive… More