Prowler 1951 Van Heflin Film-Noir Thriller


In The Prowler, a gorgeous housewife finds a prowler outside her house so she calls the police. Officer Garwood and partner come but do not find anyone…


Prowler 1951 Van Heflin Evelyn Keyes Drama Thriller

Stars: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell

The Prowler Story Line. In a fancy suburb in California, the gorgeous housewife Susan Gilvray finds a prowler outside her house late one night and she calls the police. Officer Webb Garwood and his partner answer the call but do not find anyone. Later Webb returns to Susan’s house with the pretext of checking if everything is OK. Susan invites him in to have coffee with her.

Webb soon learns that Susan is married to John Gilvray, a middle-aged broadcaster of a late night radio show. They also discover that they are from the same hometown. Webb makes a pass at Susan and even though she tries to put him off they soon start a love affair.

When John becomes suspicious Susan ends her relationship with Webb. Though difficult Webb stays away from Susan. Without Susan’s knowledge Webb plots a scheme to get rid of John; he simulates a scenario where John is “accidentally” shot dead. There is an inquest and it is ruled that John Gilvray’s death was not intentional. Webb quits the police-force a job he was never happy …

Tagline: Watch out for The PROWLER

Includes Original Movie Trailer!

Product Information

  • Director: Joseph Losey
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Also known as “Cost of Living”
  • Production Co.: Horizon Pictures
  • Run time: 93 minutes
  • Sound: Mono
  • Color: Black and White
  • Bonus: Original Movie Trailer
  • Region: 1 (USA, Canada), NTSC

Sample Video From The Prowler


Reproduced on a professional-grade DVD-R. Packaged in a single DVD case. Cover art is exactly as shown in the image.

You may also enjoy Tap Roots starring Van Heflin. For another great thriller that keeps you in suspense, consider Woman in Hiding. Deborah (Ida Lupino) runs off and is believed dead by all but her husband, who goes to great lengths to find her  – and her body.

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Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in




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