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  1. I am very heartened to see Film Noir back and running and seeing this comment thread is like ‘visiting an old friend’ but definitely with more permanancy.
    As to the subject of this glorious resurrection, I am most intrigued in view of the fact that Anthony Mann is part of the resume (although I have noted you say Mann’s direction is merely competant) and the Gothic, B movie trappings, which include the central showcase of ‘sexual frustration morphing into delusion.’ And yeah, the possible lesbian relationship would always trump a conventional romance. Will have to check this out at some point. Fine capsule here.

  2. Very good, andet assessment, Tony. Anthony Mann truly didn’t begin to find himself as a filmmaker until Desperate a few years later. This, Two O’Clock Courage and a couple of musicals, while competent, are not particularly memorable or truly outstanding. however, it is well-paced and your point about the sexual frustration morphing into delusion sticks very well here. Like Sam, I’m glad to see Filmsnoir.net back!

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