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  1. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Pushover

    Finest blend of classic noir ingredients. A right Cop (Fred Mc MURRAY) gets involved with the wrong Dame (Kim NOVAK). === Excellent mélange d'ingrédients noirs classiques. Un bon flic (Fred Mc MURRAY) s'amourache de la mauvaise femme (Kim NOVAK). ==== French version (sorry fellers) :

  2. Aardsy's rating of the film Pushover

  3. Sudipto Basu's rating of the film Pushover

    It'd be fun to map out the apartment, and who is where - and whose presence is assumed to be here (or there) by proxy, i.e. by telephone, police radio, or shift-times. It's endlessly fascinating to me that a narrative can be eked out by only rigorously controlling the movement of characters within a limited matrix of spaces (of action).

  4. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film Pushover

    The other side of the mirror: Rear Window of Double Indemnity or Poor Policeman's Noir Blues. and don't forget to salute "The Lives of Others".

  5. Pulpwino's rating of the film Pushover

    Oh, I'm the exception to the rule here. Cliches and flaws abound in this film. Perhaps unfair to compare it to Double Indemnity or Rear Window, but those flicks were made by two great directors who had style and originality. There's a pulse to Pushover, but not much life. Hate to be a nayesayer, but there it is, folks.

  6. Dave's rating of the film Pushover

    Is it derivative of Double Indemnity? Sure it is, but I’m not claiming that it’s at the same level as that masterpiece. But I stand by the contention that this one has been unfairly cast aside precisely because of the Double Indemnity similarity despite the fact that it, IMO, ranks among the best 50-60 noirs ever made. A great film and now easily available from Columbia Film Noir Classics II.

  7. Neither/Nor's rating of the film Pushover

    Could be read as a critique of the innate misogyny of the crime genre and noir mode, as the film literally telescopes the female as spectacle and fetish while commenting ("You get out of a sweater what you put into it!") under male schema of control, but the destabilizing forces are, as always, tamed by the establishment of the domestic couple. Still, such a crystallization, embodiment of themes is recommendable.

  8. Adam Suraf's rating of the film Pushover

    Ten years after "Double Indemnity" Fred MacMurray is still a sucker for the blonds, this time Kim Novak, who recruits the dumbstruck cop to kill her boyfriend and steal his loot. Solid studio bound Columbia noir, well plotted and tense, despite the obvious ending.