Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer ... See full summary »
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Nick and Nora head to Nick's hometown of Sycamore Springs to spend some time with his parents. His father, a prominent local physician, was always a bit disappointed with Nick's choice of profession in particular and his lifestyle in general. With Nick's arrival however the towns folk, including several of the local criminal element, are convinced that he must be there on a case despite his protestations that he's just there for rest and relaxation. When someone is shot dead on his doorstep however, Nick finds himself working on a case whether he wants to or not. Written by
While it has been said that the rifle in the film was Bren gun and not a Japanese weapon. But the Nambu Machine Gun looks very much like a Bren gun. The stock is the most easily spotted give aways. The Bren Guns stock come straight back from behind the pistol grip right behind the trigger guard. While the Nambu's stock has a slight drop to it, right behind the pistol grip. So the gun in this film is in fact a Japanese Nambu Machine Gun. See more »
A unique and creative plot, and sans baby, this installment feels more like the first two than even Shadow did.
Nick and Nora have grown entirely comfortable with one another, and while the comfort zone herein is not quite as cute and sweet as before, it is, nonetheless adorable. Nick is again sober for this one, and Nora seems a bit concerned that Nick isn't quite himself anymore. NOT an attitude most wives would adopt. William Davenport, illustrious silent film director, contributes a stellar performance as Nick's father.
And this time, it's NOT the mob, see. It's small town, small minds, and small ideas, but Nick doesn't let any of it get him down. With Nora at his side, Nick can still do anything. -LOL- Honestly, this one is my favorite of the run, and the added fact that Nick isn't drinking throughout the film makes it all that much more enjoyable for me.
It rates an 8.0/10 from...
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