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Genres: Drama , Film-Noir , Thriller
Actors: Van Heflin , Evelyn Keyes , John Maxwell , Katherine Warren , Emerson Treacy , Madge Blake , Wheaton Chambers , Robert Osterloh , Sherry Hall , Louise Lorimer
Director: Joseph Losey
Country: United States
Year: 1951
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 (563 votes)

When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn’t in the way.

Film Review

Van Heflin plays Webb Garwood, a grumpy and unhappy cop who is called to investigate a suspected prowler at the home of Susan Gilvray (Evelyn Keyes). Garwood is smitten with the young and attractive woman from the off, and sensing her marriage to a late night radio personality is far from happy, he sets about wooing her, obsessively. It's the start of a coupling that is going to travel down a particularly dark road.The film opens quite brilliantly with a quick shift of tone, Susan Gilvary is pampering herself in her bathroom, we see her from the window, domestic contentedness. This shot is accompanied by jaunty and jolly music, but then in the blink of an eye, she spies something out the window {it's us you know}, a scream, the music becomes troubled and she draws the blind. Welcome to Joseph Losey's creepy skin itcher, The Prowler.Very much a two character piece, The Prowler flips the favoured femme fatale formula around to great effect. Here it's the male protago…

Remember in school when you learned about run on sentences? This film reminded me of that. Cop Van Heflin and his partner answer a call by Evelyn Keyes, a housewife married to a radio show host. She claims she has heard a prowler. This sets the stage for an affair between Heflin, who hates being a cop, and a frustrated Keyes, who can't have children with her much older husband.The film becomes a plot by Heflin to have the husband respond to a supposed prowler, only to have Heflin come by as the cop and order the guy to drop his gun. Heflin blasts away and even wounds himself on purpose. At the inquest, Heflin is vindicated as a guilty Keyes come to his defense.They marry 4 months later! Isn't anyone really suspicious? Even the victim's brother brother gives his blessing while claiming that Keyes had a loveless marriage. Just when it appears that the duo has literally gotten away with murder, Keyes suspects that she is pregnant. People will know that the duo were carryin…

One of the many great films noirs the director made in the fifties ,which would culminate in "time without pity" :and a very successful one, thanks to Van Heflin,who at first sight seems a helpful affable cop whereas he is actually a cupid embittered man:he was not given the chance to study at the university and he became a policeman by default.He must have gone through hard times :when the woman invites him for dinner ,he catches all that he can on his way to the dining room.In its second part the movie recalls Fritz Lang's "You only live twice "(after "the prowler" ,Losey remade "M"),but with a big difference : Lang's heroes are both victims of an unfair society whereas Susan is completely innocent (as far as the crime is concerned)but her new husband is dangerous ,verging on paranoia (the scene when you hear the dead speak on the record is stunning).It's perhaps one of the rare movies in which a baby becomes a living threat.Eve…

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