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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    Suspense psychanalytique tortueux à souhait, remarquablement mis en scène et photographié avec un évident talent (Stanley Cortez) malgré un final un peu facile. www.cinefiches.com

  2. Renata A's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    "You cut the root of the evil in me"

  3. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    Similar to Bunuel's 'El', it starts off as a melodrama and then ends in a Hitchcockian fashion. Both are also about difficult husbands that the ladies find fascinating. It's a triangle of influences, from Lang to Hitchcock to Bunuel.

  4. Cependant's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

  5. Jason's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    A stunner, even by Lang's Hollywood standards (and it don't get much better than Hollywood Fritz). We have a marvelously appalling vision of (psycho)sexual détente, leading to a happy ending that is just delightfully horrifying. We also have an extraordinary sense of prime directorial craft married to excellent work from collaborators (photography and production design especially). Yo. Straight up masterpiece, son.

  6. pepoire's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    This would be so great even without the Joan Bennett voiceover, but wow am I glad they included that, I love her voice, help me. Anyway, the premise of this movie is stupid and also extremely fantastic, and being a Fritz Lang movie obviously everything else is ditto. I love that they went all the way and included a Mrs. Danvers 2.0, to the point where she's already survived the house fire (and then starts another!)

  7. L'immoralistee's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

  8. malia hs's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    daffodils, red carnations, and lilacs...Joan Bennett's voice-overs are otherworldly. Fascinating and flawed, the film suffers from a strangely obvious Freudian project, which acts forcefully on the ending. But the richness lies in the complexity of desire: the act of watching and being watched, the intermingling of eroticism and sadism, and Bennett's powerful attraction to death.

  9. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

  10. greers's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    a weird combination of rebecca and suspicion. the last 20 minutes were ridiculous tbh

  11. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    "But you don't always see what everyone else is seeing." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/06/episode-63-films-noir-of-fritz-lang.html

  12. Ingrid Bergman's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    This could have been a 5 star movie and it starts out so well. The storyline unfortunately is too silly to have any real credibility. This is such a pity as there are some great moments, the atmosphere is unsettling and the acting is terrific.

  13. Elvis Is King's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    A scenerio that shamelessly borrows from Rebecca, Suspicion, Notorious and Spellbound. Not even Stanley Cortez's great camera work can save this stinker.

  14. Ian Vorley's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    Why do so many great movies from the forties end so ungracefully?! Apart from screeching to a slightly unsatisfying halt, this was great. Like a smoothie of thriller, horror, melodrama with some Freudian shenanigans sprinkled on top. It feels like Lang might have suffered some studio tinkering but it seems almost worth it as the results are dream-like and psychologically perverse! Also Miklós Rózsa is wickles.

  15. Angela Edwards's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    If not on the level of Lang's other productions with Bennett, this film is still much more enjoyable than its reputation would suggest. As others have said, Cortez's cinematography is just spellbinding, and the leads (who do what they can with the dodgier, i.e. Freudian, aspects of the screenplay) can't be bettered.

  16. Kenji's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    Deliciously unsettling but absurd, so a potential masterpiece falls disappointingly short. Hitchcock was Langian and here Lang is also Hitchcockian- the film reminds of Rebecca, Suspicion and then Psycho.

  17. Adam Suraf's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    Fourth and last of Lang's string of Joan Bennett noirs, with our lady marrying mysterious Michael Redgrave and finding his obsession with murder quite peculiar. Not Lang's best American film, but the photography by master Stanley Cortez keeps things looking great.

  18. Zachary George Najarian-Najafi's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    One of Lang's best, and most underrated films. I like it because it reminds me a lot of his German films in the way it's bold, fantastic and melodramatic. It's so visually and atmospherically overwhelming. The psychology is questionable, but it's great storytelling none the less.

  19. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    It's compelling for the Freudian impulses it volleys back and forth, the off-kilter atmosphere is something to be admired, and the plot picks up for a stronger second half. But Lang films always have great atmosphere, and they've had better scripts—ones that work as drama as well as allegory.

  20. mjgildea's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    An amazing-looking movie that's unfortunately based on a weak and preposterous story. Joan Bennett was luminous but that story dragged the whole thing down. For hardcore Fritz Lang fans only...

  21. chanandre's rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    [Cinémathèque PT #202: 35 mm]

  22. Tobin.'s rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    I heard that Fritz Lang and Joan Bennett considered this the weakest of their collaborations. Still, it's a wonderfully shot and very suspenseful noir, even though it gets a little cliche-ridden at times.

  23. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Secret Beyond the Door

    Psychoanalytical and Gothic Film Noir. The crazy architecture of the Lamphere mansion is one of the many reasons you have to see this masterpiece. Note that a superb DVD of this movie is available in France with a 60 minutes interview between Fritz Lang and Jean-Luc Godard.