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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 deflects the kid from a life of crime. Tipped off by a woman anxious to collect the reward for Muni (who is wanted for murder), the police pursue the two lost souls.

  1. Ben Barzman


  2. Joseph Losey


  3. Noël Calef


Top Billed Cast

  1. Paul Muni

    Paul Muni

    The Stranger With A Gun

  2. Joan Lorring

    Joan Lorring

    Angela, a lonely woman

  3. Vittorio Manunta

    Giacomo, a small boy

  4. Luisa Rossi

    Giacomo's Mother

  5. Aldo Silvani

    Aldo Silvani

    Peroni, the junk dealer

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Stranger on the Prowl
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Original Title Imbarco a mezzanotte

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 9, 1953


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

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