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when the prince dont wanna wake u up instead :D
Although this Gaslight knockoff features a solid cast, the plot and direction (artistically sound, yet lacking storytelling fundamentals) leaves much to be desired. Ameche "tells" (per direction I'm sure) the first minute he is onscreen. Yech. But everyone does okay insofar as delivering-a-story-you-already-know-how-it-goes goes. The Chinese wedding sequence (featuring Asians laughing, kissing, and dancing - not sinister, not the racist Hollywood I grew up watching at all) really the only surprise in this "mystery".
Douglas Sirk maintains a terrific suspenseful atmosphere throughout the entire film. The result is a riveting noir with a memorable screenplay and excellent performances from a great cast, most notably the very talented Claudette Colbert as Alison Courtland
Well made wife-in-distress thriller, creatively directed by douglas sirk but feels like 'gaslight' but set in contemporary (well 1948 that is) times.
This movie is a lot like films like Gaslight, which were better. There is a pretty good cast, and it starts out a pretty good mystery. Then it gets to be predictable, and it's not as good as it could be.
Before his 50's Technicolor women's weepers, Douglas Sirk was a deft hand at norish melodrama, and here he has a good cast, with Claudette Colbert psychologically hypnotized by caddish husband Don Ameche to slowly driver her crazy. "Citizen Kane's" George Coulouris is especially effective as the meek co-conspirator to Ameche.
A great cast in a very good Noir thriller. While the story eventually escapes the bounds of credibility, it holds together much longer that it seems it should have - and even when it gets away, it's a quick sprint to the end so it doesn't diminish the movie much. For most of the movie it's great fun watching these characters plot and scheme and maneuver and manipulate and to watch Claudette Colbert come to pieces.
que tan distinto era todo 60 aÃ±os atrÃ¡s...
"Sleep My Love" is an entertaining thriller that was made over 60 years ago. It is well-acted by a strong cast. OK - there are some holes and some absurdities in the plot. And the story itself is not the most original - it resembles that of the stage play "Gaslight" (written by one of my favourite writers, Patrick Hamilton), which was filmed earlier with Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman in the leading roles. Claudette Colbert plays a wealthy New York woman whose husband, played by Don Ameche, is trying to drive her insane and to suicide so that he can get his hands on her money and, by doing so, appease his demanding girlfriend. Robert Cummings plays a friend of a family friend who becomes suspicious of what is going on and tries to get to the bottom of things. There are snatches of humour - in the form of the somewhat daft family friend, played by Rita Johnson. The film may be undemanding but it is also atmospheric and gripping. 7/10.
A remarkable film by a remarkable director. They certainly don't make them like this anymore!!