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The Observer's critic incredibly declared this "unquestionably Asquith's best film to date", which means the youthful Anthony Asquith's frantic desire to draw attention to himself by outrageously over-directing a basically very simple retread of 'Le Million' had had the desired result.
The film is full of close-ups worthy of Sergio Leone crashing together, and Alex Vetchinsky's art direction, Gunther Krampf's photography and - above all - Mischa Spolianski's score all combine to bludgeon the audience in the service of a rather simple story that ceases to interest long before the film ends.
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