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Death of media magnat Amos Kyne is causing power struggle between his executives. In the meantime New York women become prey of a serial killer. Reporter Edward Mobley is in that circumstances faced with almost impossible missions: to catch the killer, to prevent the media empire from falling into the wrong hands and to save his romantic relationship from break-up. Written by
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"I wonder what the NICE people are doing tonight."
Dana Andrews says this to Ida Lupino as they fool around in the back of a cab. In fact, this beautifully movie has almost NO nice people in it. Andrews's girl, Sally Forrest, is nice. That would be just the word for her character, too: nice.
Aside from being exciting, this movie is sociologically interesting. It is part film noir and part 1950s-60s trying to get ahead in the workplace story.
A wealthy media king dies at the start and his son, Vincent Price, plays three of his father's employees (George Sanders, Thomas Mitchell, and Howard Duff) against each other.
In the meantime, John Drew Barrymore is murdering young women. (We see this at the very beginning.) So it's about finding out his identity. This involves various women involved with the men in the story. And, it's about getting that big job.
It's a cast to kill for. Besides those I've mentioned, Rhonda Fleming is Price's not very nice wife.
This may not be Lang at his best. But it's far from his worst.
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