**1/2. She's blonde and she's bad, alright. She's also got a becoming bathing suit. 1953 speaking. Now with the scenes involving the Italian members of her husband's family who'll remind you of the antique Fates, Barbara Payton could well be the only reason to take a look at this Hammer Film Noir.
So-called "Hammer noir" is surprisingly quite good (well, maybe "good" is an exaggeration: "not bad" is a better term). Like an American B noir except set in 50s England with back up from such luminaries as Sid James plus many familiar British faces whose name you don't know.