The House on Telegraph Hill (2001)
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as Mr. Whitmore
as Mrs. Whitmore
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as Inspector Hardy
as Chinese Girl Singer
as Sergeant Interpreter
as UNRRA Sergeant
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Nice Robert Wise film noir. Combines WWII holocaust backstory with a thrilling 'who-dunnit' mystery. Valentina Cortese is wonderful as the young Polish girl who survives a German death camp only to face more peril in the hills of San Francisco.
Solid suspenser with good performances from the two female leads and excellent cinematography.
This struck me as less of the typical Noir and more of a mystery, but I still enjoyed the ride.
A woman assumes a friends identity in a concentration camp, returning to the son that her friend's death has left orphaned, then falls in love with and marries her lawyer, but someone is rather suspicious of her, as she'd been out of the country and presumed dead, so it's a very real concern that she may not be who she claims to be.
Great shots of '50s era San Francisco and a breezy plot make this a fun watch, give it a look if you like a nice mystery yarn.
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