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The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Reviews

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April 10, 2012
Such an important underrated film... exceptional performances all around, profound and riveting... and it hasn't lost it's edge with time
March 31, 2010
Very good but dated film starring Robert Preston as a husband and father who loses his job and struggles to supporting his family and his wife Dorothy McGuire fears he is cheating on him. The acting is great all around, Prestonand McGuire were great together. The whole Jewish hate storyline took up too much time, but oh well. Angela Lansbury was excellent in it, especially her seen with McGuire, I wish she was in it more. Not quite sure why Shirley Knight got nominated for this, but whatever. It's a good movie,
October 6, 2009
Such an important underrated film... exceptional performances all around, profound and riveting... and it hasn't lost it's edge with time
½ January 5, 2009
Good cast weird setting.
Super Reviewer
July 24, 2008
nominated for best picture by NBR
March 27, 2008
it is safe to say that inge did for the midwest what williams and faulkner did for the south. he exposed us as sick, repressed creatures that don't like our children very much. thank you william inge. this is my favorite piece of his because it's the one where you can feel some compassion for the men as well as for the women. bud loomis was an idiot, as was hal in picnic. but i am with ruben fllod as he takes back his house. and i am with dorothy mcguire's cora as she shows her husband that she still loves him, though he shames her. and as she shows her daughter reenie compassion over losing her first true love. and that character, sammy, is inge's only attempt to show a gay man in his play--albeit a suicidal one. good, good movie.
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