Up until the very end, it's a bit of a snoozer and melodramatic tale that rails against the evils of alcohol and "dope." Plus the Sci-Fi warbling sound effect whenever we see the bottle of whiskey is downright laughable. Bad choice with that sound effect. Extremely well shot, the movie doesn't live up to the talent of its filmmakers. Just seems like a much lesser work for the much heralded Powell and Pressburger.