Stranger on the Prowl 1952
Imbarco a mezzanotte (original title)
1h 22min | Drama | 9 November 1953 (USA)
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.
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.
Director: Joseph Losey (as Andrea Forzano)
Writers: Noël Calef (story “La bouteille du lait”), Ben Barzman (screenplay)
Stars: Paul Muni, Joan Lorring, Vittorio Manunta
Release Date: 9 November 1953 (USA)
Also Known As: Encounter
Filming Locations: Livorno, Tuscany, Italy