The Stranger is a 1946 film directed by Orson Welles and starring Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles, Billy House, and Richard Long. Robinson plays a government agent who has tracked a Nazi war criminal to a small American town. This is interesting -a well-done story, with a great cast and enough tension to be effective without being overwrought. It takes place in the Autumn, with dry leaves in the woods and the first snowfall of the year.
Senses of Cinema calls it "a tightly-plotted and well-acted thriller that bears Welles’ unique stamp". DVD Talk says it's "an efficient and impressive production handsomely directed by Welles for maximum suspense. He's also quite good as the lead villain".
Wikipedia says, "The Stranger was the only film made by Welles to have been a bona fide box office success upon its release." Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 96%.