This film is, as James Harvey once said in FILM COMMENT, “quite marvelous,” even with Colbert’s miscasting. And running throughout is that 1940s theme, which Sirk amplified, of a woman finding her true self under the lies she’s been accepting for years. “That doesn’t sound like my girl,” Ameche coos to Brooks as they set their final plot in motion. “Your girl is a lot of girls,” Brooks snaps. The bad dames are always wised up; it’s the good ones who have to come out from hypnosis.
Farran Smith Nehme
March 02, 2016