On the back of a double bill with White Heat it can't help but feel neutered. All the structural elements of tragi-noir exist, but it's afraid to commit any real crimes. I mean, Bogey gets PARDONED from prison and spends most of his time trying to cure a club foot? The setting pays dividends by the ending.
Un excellent thriller qui permet à Humphrey Bogart de donner toute la mesure de son indéniable talent grâce à un solide scénario repris ultérieurement par Raoul Walsh lui-même, en 1949, sous le titre de "La fille du désert" et par Stuart Heisler en 1955 avec "La peur au ventre." Un classique du film noir des années 1940-1950... www.cinefiches.com
A solid crime drama, but some of the supporting characters seem like caricatures from a gangster film spoof. Lupino and Bogart are in top form though, and I particularly enjoyed the location shooting at the end. See They Drive By Night for perhaps a better Lupino-Bogey film, although this one is not to be missed for fans of Bogey, as it really shows his star on the rise.
Classic crime drama highlighted by the star presence of Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino. It's sometimes stagey and slow-paced, and it spends a bit too much time on a sympathetic subplot - but the characters are intriguing and there are several memorable moments. Not among the best, but solid Golden Age filmmaking.