I'll Get You (1952)
From the "Forgotten Noir" series--and in this case, I can see exactly why it was forgotten!
7 October 2008
Warning: Spoilers
This is a British-made movie that despite being part of the "Forgotten Noir" DVD series, isn't really an example of Film Noir. The dialog, camera work and plot just don't seem reminiscent of Noir but is instead a rather unexciting spy yarn.

The biggest problem with this film is the casting of 57 year-old George Raft in the lead as an FBI agent who later chases and beats up the bad guys. Given his age and stiff gait, I had a hard time believing he could beat up a girl scout--let alone spies!! Raft was never that dynamic an actor, but here he is practically wooden and is totally wrong for the film. To make it worse, they give him a young love interest who just seems too young and their romance moves much too quickly to be believed.

The plot is very, very ordinary. Not bad, but certainly offering few twists or incentives to care about it one way or the other. Additionally, the film has a poor musical score as again and again and again you hear the same strains of a modified "Volga Boatman's Song"--and it sounds cheap and annoying. Frankly, after seeing it, I really think they should have left this film alone and let it stay forgotten!
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