A solid noir that leaves the viewer wondering how much stronger it could have been had it adhered to its original script.
From the special features one learns that the original idea was to have a homophobic murder, but the standards and practices of the day edited it to an anti-semitic theme.
As such, we have undercurrents suggesting of gay relations, but the characters react to one being Jewish, and there really isn't anything to back it up.
I'm not suggesting that there should have been some Jewish stereotypes included to offset this uneven tone. What is missing is the impetus that drives one character to murder. It would have been much stronger and impacting if they stayed with the original theme, especially for its day, but given the times of McCarthyism it is understood why RKO was so gun shy.
Aside from that we are shown good acting performance and the story moves along at an engaging pace.