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The Night, the Prowler (1978)

 |  Drama, Comedy  |  March 1979 (USA)
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Ruth Cracknell ...
John Frawley ...
Humphrey Bannister
Kerry Walker ...
John Derum ...
John Galbraith
Maggie Kirkpatrick ...
Madge Hopkirk
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The Prowler
Harry Neilson ...
Old man
Peter Collingwood ...
Dr. Herborn
Robbie Ward ...
Mrs. Burstall
Merv Lillie ...
Alcoholic man
Dorothy Hewett ...
Alcoholic woman
Ray Marshall ...
Detective 1
Robert Baxter ...
Detective 2
Paul Chubb ...
Policeman 1
John Cobley ...
Policeman 2
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The Night The Prowler, is about the dark side of suburban middle-class urban culture and family relations. It film brings to the surface some of the darkest recesses of suburban family life. The film shifts from the darkly comic to the deadly serious. A young woman is attacked by a prowler in her bedroom but she turns the tables on him and she ravishes him. She then transforms into a knife wielding, leather jacketed prowler herself and begins sneaking in men's bedrooms at night. The prowlee becomes the prowler. Written by Jonesy

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Nobel Prize winning author Patrick White's first film...

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'The Night The Prowler' is the third novella in Patrick White's 1974 compendium of shorter novels and stories, 'The Cockatoos'. The six stories are (in order): A woman's hand, The full belly, The night the prowler, Five-twenty, Sicilian vespers and The cockatoos. See more »

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Literal-minded to the point of stupidity.
18 March 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

To quote my film tutor, this would have gone on the top of his list of the ten worst Australian films ever made if only he could have think of nine others bad enough to accompany it. It's a ploddingly literal-minded of a symbolism-heavy literary piece by Patrick White, with actors of widely varying levels of talent struggling gamely to deliver unspeakable lines. The result should have been left in the trash can next to the embryo in the last scene.


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