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Katrina avatar

The best thing about this is Lucile Ball who is criminally underrated as an actress. Despite its plot, the movie doesn't have a vicious, lurid, or risk-taking bone in its body. This is a gentle, comedic, and handsomely produced crime drama. Grandma noir, if you will. A fun, if forgettable ...Read more

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really a waste of time.

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They don't make them like they used too! Wonderful film.

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Outstanding! Not entirely film noir, more a comedy in the noir style, but excellent as such. Lucille Ball is adorable, hitting all the notes, from feigned naiveté, to sly bemusement, to genuine terror and despair. It's also worth noting, for those not already aware, that the woman was a ...Read more

Johannah avatar

I could not agree more with your extremely incisive review! What a brilliant film!!

Sean avatar

Very entertaining. Lucille Ball is wonderfully sassy yet vulnerable. The Boris Karloff interlude is loony fun. And besides, any Douglas Sirk movie is very much worth watching.

Felix avatar

Starts out as a detective thriller then takes a sharp left into an unbelievably silly romance that was an insult to women and beneath the abilities of Lucille Ball.

James avatar

TERR--ific movie, first class in all regards. Beautiful b&w print, too.

Adriaan avatar

@ 1:13:48 was that really Lucille Ball's hand or was there a stand in for that shot?

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Byravan avatar

Excellent plot. Well directed and acted by top notch actors. Never seen the incomparable comedienne, Lucille Ball act in a dramatic role. She is certainly capable. Never thought she was this beautiful too. Gorgeous wardrobes. George Sanders is as suave as ever. Cedrick Hardwicke is always a ...Read more

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Superb! Cast is at the top of their games including Lucille Ball. Directed by Douglas Sirk with some weird-ass respite from Boris Karloff