A married Broadway producer is taken with an innocent young woman who wants to be a writer and make it on Broadway. He decides to take her under his wing, but it’s not long before the young lady is found dead in his apartment.
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Strange movie. The first third of the film, before the death of youknowhom, is really a little masterpiece with witty dialogues. Then, it becomes languid like a 20th Century Fox movie of the 50's with aging stars exposing their spleen in settings made of cardboard. So 30 minutes of pure cinema, the rest can be thrown into the garbage can (If you own the DVD, ask a specialist). Recommended to movie lovers though.
Tournée en Cinémascope, cette oeuvre policière, oscillant entre film noir et comédie dramatique, possède comme évidents atouts, un solide scénario et des acteurs de métier. Ce qui manque cruellement, c'est un metteur en scène efficace et percutant, à la place d'un vague tâcheron du Septième Art... www.cinefiches.com