Stranger on the Prowl (Imbarco a mezzanotte) (1952)





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A poignant tale of two forsaken loners thrown together by fate. A nameless drifter haunts a desolate port where he befriends a wily street urchin when they are brought together by a gun and a terrible accident.
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Riviera Films


Paul Muni
as The Stranger with a Gun
Joan Lorring
as Angela
Luisa Rossi
as Giacomo's Mother
Aldo Silvani
as Peroni
Enrico Glori
as Mr. Pucci
Arnoldo Foà
as The Inspector
Elena Manson
as The Storekeeper
Alfredo Varelli
as Castelli
Fausta Mazzunchelli
as Giacomo's Sister
Cesare Trapani
as Giacomo's Friend
Linda Sini
as Mrs. Raffetto
Giulio Marchetti
as Mr. Raffetto
Noel Calef
as Flute Player
Henri Alékan
as Priest on Bicycle
Al Silvani
as Peroni
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Critic Reviews for Stranger on the Prowl (Imbarco a mezzanotte)

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Like many Italian neo-realist works, Stranger On The Prowl derives much of its power from various bombed-out post-war locations [...] but [Paul] Muni's presence undermines that authenticity at every turn.

Full Review… | May 1, 2014
The Dissolve

Director Joseph Losey's first film after being run out of the country in the wake of the Hollywood blacklist, Stranger on the Prowl nonetheless suggests at least as much formal experimentation as it does political restlessness.

Full Review… | April 26, 2014
Slant Magazine

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