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Stranger on the Prowl (1952)

Imbarco a mezzanotte (original title)
A nameless, homeless and rejected man who is looking for a new life and a young boy from an impoverished family, who is forced to steal when he loses the milk money. These two come together in the same hiding place.

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(as Andrea Forzano)

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(story "La bouteille du lait"), (screenplay)
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The Stranger With A Gun
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Angela, a lonely woman
Vittorio Manunta ...
Giacomo, a small boy
Luisa Rossi ...
Giacomo's Mother
Aldo Silvani ...
Peroni, the junk dealer
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Inspector-in-Charge
Alfredo Varelli ...
The Neighborhood Patrolman
Héléna Manson ...
Grocery Store Clerk (victim)
Fausta Mazzucchelli ...
Giacomo's Little Sister
Cesare Trapani ...
Tall Boy
Enrico Glori ...
Signor Pucci
Franco Balducci ...
Morelli
Leonardo Scavino ...
Mancini (as Leon Lenoir)
Linda Sini ...
Signora Raffetto
Giulio Marchetti ...
Signor Raffetto
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A nameless, homeless and rejected man who is looking for a new life and a young boy from an impoverished family, who is forced to steal when he loses the milk money. These two come together in the same hiding place.

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9 November 1953 (USA)  »

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Encounter  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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A disappointing film from a great director and great actor.
9 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Despite a few effective moments, Muni unaccountably overplays in this film & Losey's direction is without his usual control and taste. The story, of a drifter in Italy, is incoherent and the characterisation, especially Muni's role, so scanty that it's difficult to understand motivation.


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