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still The Prowler (Joseph Losey, US 1951)

The Prowler

The Prowler

Joseph Losey / US, 1950 / 91 min.

'A masterpiece of disturbing sexuality, institutional corruption and claustrophobic, sordid passion.' So wrote James Ellroy, author of L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia, about this vicious film noir, director Joseph Losey’s farewell to Hollywood.

poster The Prowler (Joseph Losey, US 1951)
Cop Webb Garwood (Van Heflin) doesn’t need a femme fatale to get into trouble. After visiting a married woman (Evelyn Keyes) who reported a prowler with a colleague, he falls head over heels in love with the former, with disastrous consequences, naturally.

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Director

Joseph Losey

Production year

1950

Country

US

Original title

The Prowler

Length

91 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NONE

Format

35mm

Part of

Film Noir

Rain-drenched streets, curls of cigarette smoke, and men with a dark past. An inescapable fate and a femme fatale, sly and sexually independent. This summer Eye is presenting an extended programme of classic film noir, featuring masterpieces such as The Third Man and In a Lonely Place starring Humphrey Bogart. With vintage 35mm prints and newly restored works.

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still The Prowler (Joseph Losey, US 1951)
still The Prowler (Joseph Losey, US 1951)

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