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    The RKO second-feature often considered the first Film Noir takes a dark turn, as we begin the internal monologue of Michael (John McGuire), whose testimony just clinched a maybe-unjust murder conviction, and he meets the title character (Peter Lorre) in Stranger On The Third Floor, 1940.

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