Nice Little Obscure Film Noir Gem
Movie Lover: Jeremy Weinstein
Walnut Creek, CA US
-- November, 22, 2007
Although the quality of the film -with already low production values- on this DVD is low, the classic film noir plot and "nobody's innocent" atmosphere make this well worthwhile. The direction is good, with nice touches, and despite a few gaping holes in the plot, this story of a newspaper reporter, a viciously corrupt assistant district attorney, and his secretary moves right along with fun twists and turns. The Gene Rodgers piano playing early in the film -which just manages to cut through the poor audio quality on this DVD- adds to the fun.
A terrific little "lost gem" of B movie Film Noir!
Movie Lover: Karl Bunker
-- January, 16, 2005
I (contrary to a reviewer on Amazon) found the movie watchable, and pretty darned interesting and entertaining to boot. A crooked assistant District Attorney frames one crime boss and is in cahoots with several others. He's assisted by his secretary/wife, who is one of the more fascinating female characters I've seen in Film Noir. Perky but iron-hard, pretty but razor-sharp, she's got more on the ball than any of the killers, bosses, politicians and reporters whose violent world she coolly navigates. A Machiavellian tale is told, with fast and furious killings and more plot twists than you'd think could ever be squeezed into 64 minutes.
There's also a great boogie woogie piano piece played by Gene Rodgers as a musical interlude (albeit a little awkwardly inserted). All in all, a fine piece of entertainment and a terrific little "lost gem" of B movie Film Noir!