Having read the late James Kirkwood's play and having seen a production of it, I wanted to like this movie. The acting and direction are good enough. Alterations Gutenberg made to Kirkwoods story are the problem. The twist in Kirkwood's play is that the burglar is gay and makes Jimmy question his own sexuality before the night ends. This part of the story was removed from the film. The ending a straight guy and his gay burglar becoming buddies is just plain silly. Perhaps playing gay was too much for Gutenberg. If so, he should never have taken on the part.