I looked for this Monty Tully's film since a while now. I am a great UK noir - from the late fifties and early sixties - fan. And with this one, starring two American actors, I was not disappointed. The topic is rather usual; a woman tries to clear her husband condemned to death because of a crime he did not commit. But the way the story is told, it is very exciting. A man comes to meet the wife - Domergue - and tells her that a nearly dying man - actually in coma - confessed a crime, the one for which the wife's husband is accused of. So the man proposes Domergue to save her husband's life. Against of course a little "reward".
The "dying" man is no one else than Zachary Scott who gives here a delicious performance as the villain. Who, as you may guess, will try anything to get the man's - he confessed to - mouth closed once and for good...
Yes, folks, a very effective British noir.
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