Blu-ray, DVD Release: Stranger on the Prowl

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 22, 2014
Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films

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Paul Muni stars in 1952's Stranger on the Prowl.

Paul Muni (I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang) stars in the 1952 film noir drama Stranger on the Prowl, which is based on a story by novelist Noël Calef (Elevator to the Gallows).

The film stars Muni as a disillusioned vagrant who accidentally kills a shop owner. While on the lam he befriends a young street urchin (Vittorio Manunta) who suspects the police are after him for stealing milk from the same shop owner. The police pursue the two lost souls through the war-torn streets and buildings of an Italian port city.

Upon its initial American release, Stranger on the Prowl’s credits read: written and directed by Andrea Forzano. In truth Forzano was two people: screenwriter Ben Barzman (Back to Bataan) and director Joseph Losey (The Romantic Englishwoman, The Lawless), both of whom had been blacklisted by Hollywood and were forced to work under pseudonyms.

Stranger on the Prowl makes it DVD and Blu-ray debut with this release by Olive Films.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.