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3.1
89 Ratings

Lured

Directed by Douglas Sirk
United States, 1947
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis

A serial killer in London is murdering young women whom he meets through the personal columns of newspapers; he announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem.

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Lured Directed by Douglas Sirk

Critics reviews

Even the forensics are made rich and fascinating, and the supporting cast is a hive of eccentrics… Craftily written (by Leo Rosten), with triple twists that would only become familiar stuff in the 80s, it’s as inventive, confident and spry as B-movies got.
November 04, 2016
While the shadowy mise-en-scène is suggestive of film noir, Ball’s strong personality and expansive presence, enhanced by shoulder pads and upswept hair, inflect the action toward comedy. Her character is regarded as an exotic import by virtually all the Londoners she meets — and also perhaps by Sirk, who uses her as a force of nature.
October 13, 2016
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