It's a disturbing and horrifying psychological thriller. With it's maliciously unnerving mood and heavy, dismal cinematography Conflict aspires to achieve an all-new level of ambiguity. The film is about a guilt-ridden man - Humphrey Bogart's arguably most sinister role ever - who gradually plunges deeper and deeper into state of a devastating mental illness. The more observant viewers might be able to uncover the whole mystery in the first act even, but for those who are in desperate need of a satisfying and suspenseful intrigue Conflict brings a seriously sapid mystery. Hinting at a thorough psychological evaluation in the beginning, Conflict analyzes how a fearless and brutal man - convinced that he's just killed his innocent wife - is trapped in a vortex of clues, which might lead to a mightily shocking revelation. Sydney Greenstreet - with his usual charm, sophisticated mannerism, and most-cheerful laughter - plays the psychoanalyst and a friend to Mr. Bogart. His impeccable intelligence is the film's most-promising quality. And Bogart, with all his devilish attitude and increasing fear is as convincing [and as stylish and graceful] as he was in Casablanca or The Maltese Falcon. Conflict is a lesser-known film noir, but it's crucial to note that it's clever premise and bunch of twisted and deranged sequences deliver a melodrama that's not to be argued with.