Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Bruce Cabot actually came across better than he has in some films...he's not a great actor, overall, IMO. In this one, he was believable enought that the crisis situation seemed...appropriate, somehow.
Helen Twelvetrees made a nice lead. A little gullible, perhaps, but then, it would have been a whole different movie if she'd been jaded.
The end was interesting, and I'm not sure I liked it very well. Didn't seem to come to an ending, exactly, but more of a "you, the jury, decide"--with the viewer as the jury. Me, I couldn't have convicted anyone, and can't swear I wouldn't have done the deed myself in equal circumstances, and the stresses of the moment.
If you like old movies, this one isn't bad. OTOH, it isn't great either, but better, IMO, than average.
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