After years of living under his sisters’ watchful eyes, longtime bachelor Harry Quincey meets a charming woman at work. But his siblings aren’t so sure they want their brother to be happy, and one makes it clear she’s against it.
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35mm. Sometimes Siodmak exudes the brilliant application of a film grammar guaranteed by an industrial establishment and finds objects of an exemplary magnificence, where this grammar crosses and intertwines in the one that revolutionized the German cinema of the 20's and with that the spectator's gaze. This is not the case, though as always, there are precise and precious moments.
I didn't know the end before seeing the film so it came as a complete surprise to me. To blame now Siodmak/the producers for not having had the courage to go against the Hays code is, in my opinion, a little bit silly and pretentious. The film's message is quite clear and this concession to American morals of the 40's doesn't bother me. Some current directors do a lot worse. Without censorship. Strongly recommended.
strange small town noir about a sister who has blatantly incestuous feelings for her brother and tries to break up his relationship with another woman. geraldine fitzgerald is pretty terrifying when she smiles. the slapped on code ending ruins it.