Stranger on the Prowl

Stranger on the Prowl

Paul Muni
Director: Andrea Forzano, Joseph Losey Cast: Paul Muni
Paul Muni
, Luisa Rossi
Luisa Rossi
Andrea Forzano, Joseph Losey,

Blu-ray (Remastered / B&W)



The official credits for the Italian-made Stranger on the Prowl read: "written and directed by Andrea Forzano." In truth, Andrea Forzano was two people: screenwriter Ben Barzman and director Joseph Losey, both of whom had been blacklisted by Hollywood and were forced to work under pseudonyms. Essentially a two-person character study, the film stars Paul Muni as a down-and-out crook on the lam. Muni befriends a young street urchin (Vittorio Mazzunchelli, billed as "Manunta" in many prints) in an Italian port city. At first amused that the boy is a sneak thief, Muni tries to deflects the kid from a life of crime. Tipped off by a woman anxious to collect the reward for Muni (who is wanted for murder), the police pursue the two lost souls. Muni sees to it that the boy manages to escape, but is himself gunned down. A weak-tea imitation of the Italian neorealist movement, Stranger on the Prowl was cut by 18 minutes for its English-language release (in Britain it was titled Encounter). The full, original 100-minute Italian version, released in 1951, was known as Imbarco a Mezzanote.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/2014
UPC: 0887090076203
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 19,576

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Muni The Man
Luisa Rossi Giacomo's Mother
Joan Lorring Angela
Vittorio Manunta Giacomo Fontana
Al Silvani Peroni
Arnoldo Foa The Inspector
Alfredo Varelli Castelli
Henri Alékan Priest on Bicycle
Franco Balducci Morelli
Nando Bruno Actor
Noel Calef Flute-Player
Enrico Glori Signor Pucci
Leon Lenoir Mancini
Giulio Marchetti Signor Raffetto
Ave Ninchi Actor
Linda Sini Signora Raffetto

Technical Credits
Andrea Forzano Director
Joseph Losey Director
Henri Alékan Cinematographer
Ben Barzman Screenwriter
Noel Calef Producer
Thelma Connell Editor
G.C. Sonzogno Score Composer
Antonio Valente Art Director

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