IA #75: A Stranger in Town (1943)

 A Stranger in Town (1943) on IMDb

A Stranger in Town is an odd little dramatic comedy, or is it a message movie with laughs? It’s about a Supreme Court justice who goes fishing incognito in a small town, only to land in the middle of its corrupt legal structure. He backs an honest lawyer who’s running for mayor to clean up the place.

Frank Morgan, who played The Wizard of Oz just a few years earlier, stars as the wise old judge who guides the town to a better conclusion. The film is a bit of fluff, but a pretty good one, earning its place on the Internet Archive Top 100.