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Operator! Operator! Operator!
Voice of Operator:
Your call please?
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This kept my interest in the early going but almost lost me as it turns into too much of a soap opera instead of a film noir, in which it is classified.
There are some good touches film noir cinematography here and there which I enjoyed. Barbara Stanwyck, whom I usually like to watch, was nothing but a whining hypochondriac and not somebody you root for because of her constant demanding of everything. Yet, I somehow found her character at least bearable.
I did like the ending and I thought it made the film more memorable and credible.
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