The last 1950s-style noir film shows classic strengths in the genre with strong acting by top actors performing as noir archetypes and with stark grey urban imagery but is somewhat undone by weak story telling.
The hard-to-wrap-one’s-head-around story of Deanna Durbin as a prostitute-ish character married to a homicidal psychopath played by Gene Kelly.
Romantic screwball mystery misses the mark of a true classic but offers fine performance by Stanwyck.
Wholesome, overly sweet Durbin vehicle lacks appeal for modern viewers.
A surprisingly complex and engrossing tale of young love, sex, and sexism.
When you talk about this movie, and you will, be kind.
Manipulatively inspirational pablum elevated by Ingrid Bergman’s stellar performance.
The Most Romantic Film Ever Made, IMO.
Adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon tries too hard to be everything but The Maltese Falcon.
Outstanding romantic drama of a woman’s struggles through two world wars.