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But the film noir is terrific, and I am glad to have been able to see it, even though the transfer is so bad. If this is the only way we can get this 1949 classic, then it is worth the low cost of the film.
I like Lizabeth Scott but I believe (after purchasing and viewing this DVD from Alpha-Video) that she needs a firm hand in direction.
The director, Byron Haskin was mostly known for Special Effects although he directed "War Of The Worlds", and did a good job, but most of his other films he directed are forgettable.
The rear panel credits him as "responsible for such classics as" "Arsenic And Old Lace", "Passage To Marseilles"&"They Drive By Night" for which he performed ONLY Special Effects.
If you like Lizabeth Scott I would recommend "Dead Reckoning" and "The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers".
I don't expect the greatest from Alpha-Video (oldies.com) because they transfer whatever they can get their hands on from Public Domain. Sometimes, as with "The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers", you get an "A" film with fairly good visual and sound quality overall, and sometimes you get barely acceptable. If you're expecting a hidden gem such as Edgar Ulmer's "Detour", you may be disappointed.
Quality of DVD: *1/2/**** Sound: *1/2/**** Plot: ***/**** Acting: **/**** Direction: */****
I would not recommend this film too much.
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