Walk Softly, Stranger

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Walk Softly, Stranger is a 1950 film starring Joseph Cotten and Alida Valli, directed by Robert Stevenson. It tells the story of a small-time crook on the run who later becomes reformed by the love of a crippled woman. This would be the last RKO credit... read more

Walk Softly, Stranger is a 1950 film starring Joseph Cotten and Alida Valli, directed by Robert Stevenson. It tells the story of a small-time crook on the run who later becomes reformed by the love of a crippled woman. This would be the last RKO credit for famed producer Dore Schary, who would leave the studio soon after the film's completion. Privately, Schary did not see eye to eye with RKO owner Howard Hughes. Filming ended in June 1948, but Hughes later shelved the film. It would not see the light of day until its premiere in October 1950, more than two years after production had wrapped. Hughes likely intended to release the film and capitalize off the success of Carol Reed's The Third Man (1949), which also starred Cotten and Valli.

Original Release

10/14/1950

US Release

10/14/1950

Cast

Joseph Cotten Chris Hale aka Steve
Alida Valli Elaine Corelli (as Valli) / Elaine Corelli
Spring Byington Mrs. Brentman
Paul Stewart Whitey Lake
Jack Paar Ray Healy
Jeff Donnell Gwen
John McIntire Morgan
Howard Petrie Bowen
Frank Puglia A.J. Corelli
Esther Dale Miss Thompson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Stevenson

Writers

Manuel Seff, Paul Yawitz, Frank Fenton

Cast

Joseph Cotten Chris Hale aka Steve
Alida Valli Elaine Corelli (as Valli) / Elaine Corelli
Spring Byington Mrs. Brentman
Paul Stewart Whitey Lake
Jack Paar Ray Healy
Jeff Donnell Gwen
John McIntire Morgan
Howard Petrie Bowen
Frank Puglia A.J. Corelli
Esther Dale Miss Thompson
Marlo Dwyer Mabel
Bess Flowers New Year's Celebrant
John Miljan Old Man
'Snub' Pollard Custodian on Stairway
Robert Ellis Skating Boy
George Barrows Man at Bar
Ruth Brady Tobacco Clerk
Wheaton Chambers Tobacco Clerk
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers Carolers
Frank Clarke Plane Pilot

Producers

Dore Schary Executive Producer
Robert Sparks Producer

Editors

Frederic Knudtson

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