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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Mystery - Filmed in Victorville, CA, October 10, 2010
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The quality of the screenplay, the acting, and the directing make this suspenseful mystery worth watching, one of Richard Todd's best performances. It is also of interest to Southern California viewers because many scenes were shot in Victorvile, CA in the 1949/50 era. Locations include the Verde (Campbell) River Ranch, Doc Moore's Drug Store, the Signal gas station on 7th Street, and in the opening scene a neat shot of the old iron Rainbow Bridge across the Upper Narrows on the Mojave River. So, the film provides the viewer with a great mystery story and, in addition, some historical footage of old Victorville.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great mystery, December 22, 2014
This review is from: LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (DVD)
This is an intriguing mystery that does an exceptional job of putting the viewer right into the Western community depicted in the film. It is much more like ready a mystery novel than watching a mystery movie in that regard. And in a way, you are watching a mystery story without really being aware much of the time that there is a mystery being solved.

A wealthy man (Richard Todd) has recently been acquitted of murdering his straying wife. However, the locals assume his guilt, and he is somewhat of a pariah in the surrounding communities. When an actress in need of a health retreat (Ruth Roman) comes to visit a dude ranch (now closed), she unwittingly starts bouncing around the major players in the life of the husband and the events surrounding the murder. it gets even more complicated when she meets and falls for the accused.

Rich performances abound in this film.

Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Mystery With Lots of Atmosphere, with Mercedes McCambridge the Standout, December 22, 2014
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This review is from: LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (DVD)
I loved most everything about this movie: the actors, the atmosphere, the dialogue, and the plot. Although Ruth Roman and Richard Todd are the leading actors, it is the supporting cast that really makes this film. The one that stands out most is Mercedes McCambridge as Liza the dude ranch proprietor. When Liza first comes on the scene you are immediately struck by her presence. She has this almost crazed look to her face along with her unnerving high-pitched voice. There is this scene in the kitchen where Liza gives Shelly the lowdown on Trev while making coffee. She then pulls out tobacco from her shirt, rolls a cigarette and lights it all with one hand. She must have practiced this endlessly to have been so expert. I was awestruck. I won't give away the plot. You can look that up if you want to. Zachary Scott as a rakish playboy gives a good performance as does Darryl Hickman, as Liza's handicapped brother.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie, September 23, 2013
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This review is from: LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE (DVD)
I remember watching this movie on TV many years ago. I haven't seen it listed for years. It was still good to see after many years.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I'm satisfied., July 24, 2013
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It's pretty much the film I remember. The sound could have been better but Richard Todd is Richard Todd. I enjoyed it.
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LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE by King Vidor (DVD - 2009)
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