Top Ten Contributors - The Prowler (1951)

by milam_ogden | created - 06 Jul 2014 | updated - 06 Jul 2014 | Public

One of the more controversial film noir, it stars good guy actor Van Heflin as a "bad cop." A film definitely before its time. It is on four top 10 lists created by me: director, top 100 film noirs, Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes. Here are the top ten contributors that created this film noir classic.

1. Robert Thoeren

Writer | Some Like It Hot

Robert Thoeren was born on April 21, 1903 in Brünn, Moravia, Austria-Hungary as Robert Thorsch. He was a writer and actor, known for Some Like It Hot (1959), The Fighting O'Flynn (1949) and Singapore (1947). He was married to Erica Beer and Manina Tischler. He died on July 13, 1957 in Munich, ...

wrote the story with Hans Wilhelm

2. Joseph Losey

Director | The Servant

Belonging to an important family clan in Wisconsin, Joseph Losey studied philosophy but was always interested in theater and thus worked together with Bertolt Brecht. After directing some shorts for MGM, he made his first important film, The Boy with Green Hair (1948), for RKO. While he was filming ...

asked by Horizon Pictures to direct

3. Hugo Butler

Writer | Edison, the Man

Hugo Butler, the screenwriter, was born on May 4, 1914 in Calgary, Alberta, the son of a silent movie actor and screenwriter. Butler worked as a journalist and playwright before moving to Hollywood in 1937, where he established himself as a screenwriter. In 1940, he married actress and screenwriter ...

wrote screenplay along with uncredited Dalton Trumbo

4. Lyn Murray

Composer | To Catch a Thief

Musical director for NBC Radio's "The Ford Theater" (1947-1948).

behind the musical score

5. Arthur C. Miller

Cinematographer | How Green Was My Valley

Arthur was known as one of Hollywood's most accomplished lighting cameramen, a master at black and white cinematography. Miller began his career at 13, serving as an assistant to cinematographer Fred J. Balshofer. (They co-authored a book entitled "Two Reels and a Crank" in 1967.) Miller ...

behind the camera for this classic

6. Van Heflin

Actor | Shane

Craggy-faced, dependable star character actor Van Heflin never quite made the Hollywood "A" list, but made up for what he lacked in appearance with hard work, charisma and solid acting performances. He was born Emmett Evan Heflin in Oklahoma in December 1908, the son of Fanny Bleecker (Shippey) and...

plays role of Webb Garwood

7. Evelyn Keyes

Actress | The Seven Year Itch

No shrinking violet this one, but despite her talent, vivacity and sheer drive, lovely and alluring blonde Evelyn Keyes would remain for the most part typed as a "B" girl on the silver screen. In spite of her ripe contributions to such superior pictures as Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), The Jolson ...

plays Susan Gilvary and Susan Garwood

8. John Maxwell

Actor | The Prowler

John Maxwell was born on March 11, 1918 in Spokane, Washington, USA. He was an actor, known for The Prowler (1951), The Eternal Sea (1955) and The Asphalt Jungle (1950). He died on July 18, 1982 in the USA.

plays Charles "Bud" Crocker

9. Katherine Warren

Actress | The Prowler

Katherine Warren was born on July 12, 1905 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She was an actress, known for The Prowler (1951), The Caine Mutiny (1954) and All the King's Men (1949). She was married to Clark Chesney. She died on July 17, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

plays Grace Crocker

10. Emerson Treacy

Actor | California Straight Ahead!

Emerson Treacy was born on September 7, 1900 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for California Straight Ahead! (1937), The Prowler (1951) and Long Shot (1939). He was married to Ann McKay. He died on January 10, 1967 in Hollywood, California, USA.

plays William Gilvary



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