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At 59:08 the second nurse (uncredited extra) escorting the children out of the children's ward is looking and smiling directly at the camera. This doesn't appear to be intentional on the part of the Director. See more »
Containing Two of the Tropes Familiar to Film-Noir (not counting shadows), Amnesia and Psychiatry/Psychology, this Off-Beat Little Movie is Big on Suspense and Contains an Unusual Lead Role for a Child.
Reminding of Val Lewton, the Film has an Ethereal Quality that gives it quite an Edge. The Cast is Better than Average with Zachary Scott and Ann Sothern Playing Against Type and Nancy Davis giving a Low-Key, Restrained Good Turn as a Psychiatrist that Works Fine for the Film.
The Child Actress Gigi Perreau is in Many Scenes and Holds more than Her Own with a Performance that is Spot On as the Disturbed and Haunted Little Girl. The Movie has Style with a Number of Ominous Scenes and Flourishes that Enhance the Mood.
A Definite Film-Noir with MGM Finally Deciding to Slum and Forego the Haudy Studio Persona, Finding Itself Forced to Play the B-Movie Game by 1950 with Changing Post-War Audience Expectations. They gave the Genre this somewhat Underrated Gem that many Folks seeing it as Children were Definitely Affected by its Dreamlike Setting.
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