THE PROWLER
1951, Crystal Pictures, 92 min, USA, Dir: Joseph Losey

A perverse, provocative film about a corrupt cop (Van Heflin) who sexually dominates a married woman (Evelyn Keyes) for material gain. Oh yeah, he murders her husband in the process - then marries her. And she ends up giving birth in a Nevada ghost town. Hands down, Keyes’ best performance. Heflin’s desperate pursuit of his skewed vision of the American Dream lingers in the memory – potent, haunting and disturbingly similar to today’s headline news. A rediscovered masterpiece not to be missed!


HEIDI
1937, 20th Century Fox, 88 min, USA, Dir: Allan Dwan

This touching adaptation of the classic children’s book stars Shirley Temple in one of her signature roles as an orphan sent off to her grumpy grandfather (Jean Hersholt) in the Swiss Alps. The old man’s heart soon melts under Heidi’s sunny disposition, but then the little girl he’s come to love is taken away to live with a rich family in Germany.


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