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The Prowler

After being frightened by a peeping Tom at her mansion in the suburbs, the beautiful Susan Gilvray (Evelyn Keyes) calls the police for help. When a policeman, Webb Garwood (Van Heflin), arrives, he becomes infatuated with Susan, and the two engage in an affair. Susan soon ends their relationship, choosing to remain with her husband, John (Sherry Hall). However, Webb's obsession with her continues to grow, until he begins plotting to kill John and cash in on his life insurance policy.

Release Date

May 25, 1951

Running Time

92 minutes

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Van Heflin

Van Heflin

Evelyn Keyes

Evelyn Keyes


Director Joseph Losey

Screenplay Dalton Trumbo (uncredited), Hugo Butler (a front for Trumbo)

Producer Sam Spiegel

Cinematography Arthur C. Miller

Editing Paul Weatherwax

Music Lyn Murray

Distributor United Artists

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