OK, I agree that's a rare gem from the Universal vaults. A very rare film, directed by George Waggner and written by Curt Siodmak. I watched it from a 16mm print, a rather good quality for this feature torn between comedy, musical and thriller. I was a bit confused and also disappointed. It's not charmless, but certainly not a film noir, as I wrongly expected. With Charles Coburn as the lead, what the hell could I wait for? Preston Sturges or Mitchell Leisen could have made this film. And I think that 90 minutes for this kind of picture is a bit too long. It could have been shorter. Too much talking and not enough action. Surprising for Universal stuff from the mid or late forties.
But movie buffs will like it. I repeat it is full of charm from this lost era.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?