6 Comments

  1. DeeDee

    Hi! Tony…
    I have to agree with you 100% what a great scene…As a matter of fact, I’am about to donate two (L)obby cards from this film (Desperate 1947 to the (FNFA) Film Noir Foundation Archives.)
    By the way, I just retweeted this post in the most unlikely, of places.
    Thanks, for sharing!
    DeeDee ;-D

  2. Well Tony, it is absolutely one of the most celebrated scenes in film noir, and you of all people know this well. I watched it not less that 5 weeks ago on a big screen in the Anthony Mann Film Festival in Manhattan, and was dazzled (as I was again here looking on at this clip). It’s really a perfect orchestration of lighting, movement and dialogue, and it underlines the talent that Mann had already shown in this genre.

    Oh, and………

    Diskant + D’Agostino + Keller = greatness.

    I also liked a scene near the end when Burr accosts Steve Brodie in the office. But this is a riveting film all the way through, and composer Paul Sawtell made a fine contribution too.

    I know this is coming out (or just came out) on the Warner Film Noir Series 5 DVD set.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *