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The Prowler


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"A first-class restoration." --New York Times

"The most significant film noir release in quite some time." --DVDTalk.com

"VCI’s terrific new DVD retains the quality of the new 35mm print and offers several bonus features that enhance the experience of watching the movie." --Leonard Maltin

About the Film

Presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive, Film Noir Foundation and Stanford Theatre Foundation.

Famed director Joseph Losey's long neglected masterpiece, scripted by legendary blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, has been restored to its original bleak splendor by UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Film Noir Foundation.

A nefarious cop stalks a lonely, repressed Los Angeles housewife and decides to win her in the traditional film noir fashion - by knocking off her husband!

Bonus Features

  • Documentary featurette "The Cost of Living: Creating The Prowler," with James Ellroy, Christopher Trumbo, Denise Hamilton and Alan K. Rode
  • "Masterpiece in the Margins": Bertrand Tavernier on The Prowler
  • On the Prowl: Restoring The Prowler. UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Film Noir Foundation Partnership
  • Audio Commentary by Film Noir Expert Eddie Muller
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer


Starring: 
Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell, Katherine Warren, Emerson Treacy
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Produced by: Sam Speigel, John Huston
Written By: Hugo Butler (front for Dalton Trumbo)
Created By: Story by: Robert Theoren, Hans Wilhelm
Production Company: S. P. Eagle Production
Released By: United Artists
Runtime: 92 min.
Year: 1951
Color: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1, 4x3
MPAA Rating: NR
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
Language: English
Country: USA
Region Code: All Region, NTSC
Format: DVD