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November 12, 2014
one of the 'later' hammer horror
May 5, 2010
Looks interesting enough.
April 9, 2010
Maxwell Shane's superior remake of his own previous Cornell Woolrich adaptation, with a better cast, Joseph Biroc cinematography and a more interesting location and sets. Eddie G. is in a less ambiguously benevolent role this time around, although the supernatural themes stretch credibility only slightly less than in Night Has a Thousand Eyes.

McCarthy came off as a little broad at first, although it was appropriate to the early flashbacks. Once he starts butting heads with Robinson, however, this contrast and the plot's explanation of his state level things out quite a bit.

The New Orleans and surrounding area locations are used well, even with a conventional degree of rear-projected exteriors for specific shots. Meade 'Lux' Lewis' cameo is unfortunately tiny, and the otherwise fine music is used as a character backdrop and to provide local color rather than being well integrated.
½ August 21, 2008
Very suspenseful film, and it kept me thinking all the way until the very end. The plot wasn't exactly out of the ordinary but it was perfect for suspense and it was very Hitchcockian as far as the cinematography went. I didn't spot any outstanding acting, but everyone played their parts well. Edward G. Robinson played a good cop for once, and I about lost it when he stole the duck leg at the end, hilarious!
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