(TCM) (First Viewing, 3rd Siodmak film)
It's a solid noir, but there's nothing really great about it either that really distinguishes it from the rest. Ella Raines is extremely beautiful as the woman who goes on a search to find a missing woman who will clear the boss who she has fallen in love with of murder, the rest is typical noir fare. That is, besides for it's most famous scene, a frenzied drum sequence by noir fixture Elisha Cook Jr. that overtly suggests sex. It's truly bizzare, and just about the most suggestive scene you'll come across in 40's cinema this side of Rita Hayworth's "Put the Blame on Mame" number in [b]Gilda[/b]. The film is almost worth seeing for that alone.