Combination of illicit love, murder and premarital relations makes The Prowler a bawdy, daring story [from an original story by Robert Thoeren and Hans Wilhelm].

Combination of illicit love, murder and premarital relations makes The Prowler a bawdy, daring story [from an original story by Robert Thoeren and Hans Wilhelm].

Van Heflin makes the most of an unsympathetic role, that of a cop who steals the love of a woman (Evelyn Keyes) who had called the police when she saw a prowler peering through her bathroom window. Keyes, as the woman, wife of an all-night disk jockey, also has an unsympathetic part, as a gal wooed and won by Heflin behind her husband’s back.

Pic builds to an exciting climax in a desert ghost town, where Heflin has taken Keyes, now his wife, to have her baby in order to avoid publicity.

The Prowler

Production

Horizon/Eagle. Director Joseph Losey; Producer S.P. Eagle [= Sam Spiegel]; Screenplay Hugo Butler; Camera Arthur Miller; Editor Paul Weatherwax; Music Lyn Murray; Art Director Boris Leven

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1951. Running time: 92 MIN.

With

Van Heflin Evelyn Keyes John Maxwell Katherine Warren Emerson Treacy Madge Blake
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