I agree with reviews below that point out what an intriguing mix of noir and period piece this is. Plus, the team of Anthony Mann and DP John Alton team up to once again produce some of the starkest, most haunting cinematography of the era. A unique film and definitely worth seeking out.
One of the best scripts I've come across in a long time. Each performance is perfect. John Alton's cinematography is as hypnotic as it ever is. Mann controls the mounting tension perfectly. One of the best noirs ever.