Characters are handcuffed to railings and dangled from the second floor, but that’s just set-up for the bravura 15-minute chase between a crowded bus and a runaway locomotive (cf. The French Connection), with its collision of models and maquettes capped by a grinning joke. “Just like in the pictures, isn’t it?” The overriding sense of deviltry is shared by contemporaries, nudge it in one direction and you have La Nuit du Carrefour, nudge it the other way and there’s The Old Dark House.
Fernando F. Croce
January 01, 2010