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Claudette Colbert doesn't realize her husband is out to kill her in "Sleep, My Love," a film directed by Douglas Sirk and also starring Don Ameche, Robert Cummings, and George Couloris. Sirk, later known for some big dramas in the '50s, was clearly out of his element here in this derivative story. The film begins like a Pat O'Brien film from the '40s, "Crack-Up" - on a train with another train coming in the other direction, its light shining in the face of the main character - and ends on a terrace like "Gaslight." "Crack-up," "Gaslight" and "Sleep, My Love" all have similar premises, give or take a few elements.
Colbert awakens on a train she doesn't remember boarding; it soon is revealed to the audience that her husband (Ameche) is trying to kill her, get her money, and live happily ever after with a babe (Rita Johnson). His accomplice is a photographer who works with Rita (Couloris). Bob Cummings, however, who is a little smitten with Colbert, starts smelling a rat.
The pacing of this film is off - what should or could be exciting just isn't. It just kind of moseys along. Partly this is due to some dull performances. The only interesting role is that of Colbert's; the rest of them just stand around being cardboard. I don't dislike Ameche or Cummings - they were both two very likable actors, Ameche being quite versatile, but they don't offer much in the way of oomph.
Derivative films can still be fun and thrilling. Because I like this genre so much, I was disappointed.
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