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Posted by martinteller on January 25, 2007

Nothing to get too excited about.  In attempting to do an issues film (anti-Semitism) disguised as a noir mystery thriller, it sort of does a half-hearted job at both.  The message only gets a couple of quick hints until the end, when it all comes flooding out in a couple of eloquent but preachy speeches.  The most interesting part is the theme of people wandering aimlessly through their post-war lives, but it doesn’t get developed very far.  Robert Mitchum is great, the film could have used more of him.  I don’t care much for Robert Ryan, but I guess he did a pretty good job here.  Rating: 6


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