3 1/2. Borderline dull police procedural in places but the location, exquisite camera work by Alton, fascinating treatment of a hot button topic for the time period (still relevant of course) and excellent performances by the leads esp. the young Ricardo Montalban. Def worth seeing.
the only good part is ricardo montalban whose face i wanna squat on. also lol @ using brownface but then employing a main character who's actually (white) mexican? if u hate us that much that u cant make a movie supposedly ~sympathetic~ toward us and actually cast us then at /least/ use white latinas instead of brownface like everyone else does lmaooo :'(.
Fast-paced and original film noir classic from director Anthony Mann boasts superb black and white cinematography from noir shadow maestro John Alton - this is some of his best work, particularly his inky exteriors. Tightly-plotted with great suspense, memorable characters, and a strong central performance from Ricardo Montalban. A must for film noir fans.