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Goofy theatrical melodrama with some improbable plotting, and implausible accents
Set in mid-50s Hastings there might be something to interest the social historian but otherwise this picture has nothing to it that is truly cinematic: dialogue, direction, music, photography and especially acting all fail to coalesce into anything convincing. Disconcertingly the narrative lurches for one scene into Chandleresque first person and then out of it again, the very unsatisfying result of which is that a central character never fully emerges. In all another failed attempt at post-war British film noir.
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