One of my very favorite Dana Andrews movies. I love him with Gene Tierney. I have 3 of their five films together. I don't have Tobacco Road or Star Belle. I wish they had made more together. I love this one and LAURA and the IRON CURTAIN.
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Dana and Gene are fantastic together - both characters are tortured and they take you with them on their journey to discovering love and what the test of life will mean to them both.
Dana Andrews captures the detective who is fist-fighting his father's legacy with every criminal while trying to rise above it all and do his energy's hate as penance.
Gene Tierney brings home the emotion of a woman who wants to love and be loved, but just picks the wrong guys. Then she runs into Dana Andrews and both of them learn life's lessons of love through a terrible experience that frees everyone.
The film is a bit long, but every moment is filled with character, great visual effects, and black and white is the true film color! Otto Preminger is at his calculating best.
What a splendid performance by Dana Andrews and the rest of the cast. One of my all time favorite movies. The movie was in perfect condition and came long before it's expected arrival date. One of those movies you can watch over and over again.
Engrossing account of tough detective(Dana Andrews) who accidently kills a murder suspect and is simultaneously trying to pin the rap on a mob boss(Gary Merrill) while trying to extricate a cabbie(Tom Tully) of guilt. The cabbie also happens to be the father of the dead man's wife(Gene Tierney) who Andrews takes a shine to. The film is a hybrid of noir and pulp fiction but entertains nonetheless. I found it a little too slick to qualify as classic noir. The film benefits by a solid lead performance by Andrews whom you find yourself rooting for despite the character's obvious flaws. Andrews and Tierney maintain the chemistry that they established in "Laura". I didn't buy entirely Tierney as a working class model. Through no fault of her own she's just so damn beautiful to be considered a classic noir babe.