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It's very hard to believe that this movie won an Oscar at all.
I saw this unbelievable movie at last years San Francisco Film Noir Festival 4 in '06. The print was in decent shape.
In the opening credits an abstract image is shown with the Three Furies looking more like they are falling down rather than flying.
Coward acts like Heston in Ben Hur. Almost like the silent actors did when they had to emote their feelings without voices.The acting was so atrocious that a lot of people in the theatre watching it were laughing (including myself) outright at the badness of it.
But this was made during The Depression so there is the notion that there is hope for us all. That the bad stuff that we're in is only temporary.
However, just because a movie has won an Oscar as well as being classified as Film Noir; does not guarantee that the movie is supposed to be good.
I enjoyed seeing Lionel Stander who would later get blacklisted, show up in one of the best westerns "Once Upon A TIme in The West", then moved onto "Hart to Hart".
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