Other Movies Seen By This Director (3)
- Clash By Night
- Ministry of Fear
|06.20.07||DVR|| I started this last night but couldn't stay awake to finish it properly. It was a noir that had stuck with me from the time when I first jumped in the genre several years ago. I remember it being a cool angle, to focus on the men and women working the news trade rather than the cops or criminals, and remembered that Dana Andrews was pretty good in it. What I didn't remember was that Vincent Price plays the son of a newly-dead media magnate and George Sanders plays the guy in charge of the wire service who's up against Thomas Mitchell (the editor of the paper) for a big promotion. I remembered the murder angle and how Andrews uses his woman as bait but had completely forgotten the whole side of the picture about in-fighting and how Vincent Price's character was being cuckolded by his young wife and Ida Lupino's power-player columnist.|
It's a pretty great noir filled with good actors and well-written characters. Good stuff.