Stranger on the Prowl (Imbarco a mezzanotte)
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Stranger on the Prowl (Imbarco a mezzanotte)
The official credits for the Italian-made Stranger on the Prowl read: "written and directed by Andrea Forzano." In truth, Andrea Forzano was two people: screenwriter Ben Barzman and director Joseph Losey, both of whom had been blacklisted by Hollywood and were forced to work under pseudonyms. Essentially a two-person character study, the film stars Paul Muni as a down-and-out crook on the lam. Muni befriends a young street urchin (Vittorio Mazzunchelli, billed as "Manunta" in many prints) in an Italian port city. At first amused that the boy is a sneak thief, Muni tries to… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, The Dissolve
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