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Blondie: The Feud (1957)
Season 1, Episode 7
7/10
A decent installment of the "Blondie" show.
26 June 2019
In the 1930s and 40s, Harold Peary made his fame playing the title character in The Great Gildersleeve on radio and in films. These were the adventures of a modern American husband and father and from what I've seen, he was a good bit like Dagwood Bumstead. Well, in the 1950s Blondie TV series, Peary was back but playing the Bumstead's neighbor, Herb. And, while he was in a few of the shows before this, this particular one features Peary as a main character.

When Blondie begins talking about politics, it somehow encourages Dagwood and Herb to think about their relationship. One minute they realize they are lifelong pals and the next they are at each other's throats and each demanding the other return all the stuff they borrowed over the years. However, the summary is not quite right as the pair are not arguing about politics and it just began after Blondie began talking about it.

This is an enjoyable episode....well made and worth seeing. It's theme is pretty familiar, as quite a few sitcoms of the era had similar fights...and similar endings.
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Blondie: Get That Gun (1957)
Season 1, Episode 6
7/10
A sweet episode.
21 June 2019
Mr. Dithers is a gun collector whose wife does NOT want him buying yet another gun. But his heart is set on buying an antique Derringer pistol....so he concocts a plan. He'll give Dagwood the money to buy the gun and Dagwood will then 'give' the gun to Dithers as a present....and Mrs. Dithers wouldn't object to this, would she? Well, despite being a nice plan, it doesn't come off as smoothly as anticipated because the salesman is a jerk and wants to charge Dagwood more than the asking price. What's next and why does Mr. Dithers want to strangle Dagwood? Watch and see.

This is a decent episode of the series and a HUGE improvement over the prior two shows...which were incredibly poor. The family, unlike the previous two, works as a family and their love for Dagwood is sweet.
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Blondie: Home Sweet Home (1957)
Season 1, Episode 5
3/10
Blondie is unexpectedly nasty in this one.
21 June 2019
In this episode of the "Blondie" TV series, Blondie seems pretty nasty and I felt sorry for poor old Dagwood. First, he wanted to go hunting with a friend since he's been working so hard and Blondie tells him NO (as if she's his mother) and makes him do chores. During this time, she and the kids do nothing but make Dagwood's life misterable (with Blondie electrocuting him and the kids being total brats and running under the ladder repeatedly when Dagwood is up on this ladder). Poor guy. Then, in frustration, Dagwood announces that he'd love to sell the house and move some place nicer...and she agrees. So, Dagwood arranges for a sale....and just before it could go through, Blondie announces she wasn't serious about selling the house and she refuses to move! Why should Dagwood be mistreated so? After all, it's not funny....and rather cruel. Because of this, it's a very disappointing episode...as was the previous one for similar reasons...as Blondie seems selfish and mean-spirited towards a man who is a very good and loving husband.
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Blondie: The Other Woman (1957)
Season 1, Episode 4
3/10
Exposing a weakness in the Blondie franchise
21 June 2019
I have seen all the Blondie and Dagwood films and noticed that in this TV episode, it repeats a very bad theme found in a few of the films....the notion that Dagwood would cheat on his family. Considering the sort of character he is, this is ridiculous. What is disturbing, however, is that although Dagwood is innocent, Blondie is exceptionally cruel and nasty....which just doesn't fit in with the spirit of the franchise.

Dagwood is eating lunch during a workday. He eats at a table with an old lady, the town librarian. A little brat sees this and then tells Cookie that Dagwood is cheating on Blondie(???). Without doing anything to confirm this, Blondie believes a 7 year-old's accusation and soon she gives Dagwood the cold shoulder. He never is given a chance to defend himself and she's just a total B.....well, you get the point. The bottom line is that the Blondie films and TV show are supposed to be sweet...and this episode is anything but sweet! Worth skipping.
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Down to You (2000)
6/10
The relationship was sweet...most stuff apart from that just didn't fit.
19 June 2019
"Down to You" is a film about a relationship between two college students. At first, it's magical and special but over time things begin to sour and they slowly drift apart. Is there any hope for the couple?

The writing of "Down to You" is very frustrating because it seems as if two folks wrote the film separately and then shoved them together...whether they fit or not. On one hand, you have a very sweet romance between Julia Stiles and Freddy Prinze Jr....and I liked that a lot. On the other, you have some supporting characters which don't fit the film at all and you question why Prinze's character would even associate with these jerks they call his friends. I did like Henry Winkler as Prinze's father...but the rest of the supporting cast just didn't fit in and just seemed like extras from a totally different movie...such as a raunchy comedy like "The Hangover" or "Superbad". The combination of the two just didn't work...and it's a shame, as Stiles (especially) and Prinze were essentially wasted.

I loved the relationship...it was very sweet. I also loved the asides--the times when the characters step out of the fourth wall. Brilliant and enjoyable. But the rest...just didn't fit and seemed a distraction. And, late in the film, they had one of the pair do something out of character and mean-spirited...which left me feeling annoyed. Why??!! Overall, a weird film that had great elements....as well as a lot of crap that really undid so much of the good. Frustrating and I am sure the two leads must have been frustrated as well by this...as the film really could have given a boost to their careers had the writing been consistent.
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9/10
"I had to have excitement...that's why I took to the road...."
17 June 2019
"The Wicked Lady" is a fabulous old film and is well worth seeing. I especially appreciate the writing, as the characters of Barbara is consistent and thoroughly captivating from start to finish.

Margaret Lockwood stars as Barbara, a woman who is truly evil. When her best friend is about to marry a rich and handsome man, Barbara maneuvers to steal him away from her. While this is very nasty, the vileness of Barbara soon becomes apparent. She cannot take being bored and country life can be dull. On a lark after losing a bet, she decides to pose as a highway man and steals back her jewels. And, in the process, she finds that it's exciting and fits the bill, for now, for adventure. She also discovers a new lover, a famous thief named Captain Jack (James Mason)...but even an affair with him isn't enough and he need for evil and excitement is only just begun! By the end of the film, she's murdered several and committed countless crimes...and hasn't learned a single thing from her experiences!

I have a different perspective about this film than the average person because I am a trained psychotherapist. When I saw "The Wicked Lady" I quickly realized that the writers created a fabulous portrait of what would today be labeled a Borderline Personality with strong Antisocial features. And, unlike many films of the era that try to write in a ridiculous conversion experience (where the evil person will inexplicably see the light!), they did NOT do this and remained consistent with her character. Overall, a magnificent film with a lot to commend it....excellent writing, acting and direction.
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7/10
Boyd before he became Hoppy.
16 June 2019
Up until 1935, William Boyd was a popular but minor movie star playing in a wide variety of films. However, in 1935 he played his first western as 'Hopalong Cassidy' and he soon became a big B-western star. "Men of America" is one of many westerns Boyd made before adopting the Hopalong Cassidy character as his own.

"Men of America" is a western set in the modern day....and isn't so much a western as a story set out in the rural west. Unknown to the small town of Paradise Valley, in the nearby canyon are a group of hardened criminals hiding out from the law. These robbers, however, are not particularly successful, as their last job only netted them thousand dollar bills (which would be impossible to spend without alerting the authorities) and they are becoming hungry. So, they begin robbing from the nearby townspeople--and everyone in town is wondering WHO is doing this. Eventually, their misdeeds result in a murder...and the dopey folks in town immediately assume Jim (Boyd) is behind it even though they've known him for years and have trusted him. Can Jim use common sense to get these folks to focus on finding the real source of the problems or is he going to be strung up by a lynch mob?

The film is never dull and is filled with interesting camerawork....something you don't expect from just a B-movie. What I also didn't expect was the unusually violent and graphic finale...very satisfying but shocking. Overall, a very well made B...one that might help change your mind about such quick and inexpensive movies.
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7/10
For Harmon-Ising, it's very good.
16 June 2019
"The Mad Maestro" is an MGM cartoon made just before the studio began making great cartoons, such as Tom & Jerry. After leaving Looney Tunes a few years before, the Harmon-Ising team moved over to MGM and there they made films nearly as insipid and useless as the stuff they'd been making for Warner Brothers/Looney Tunes. It wouldn't be until the early 40s and directors like Tex Avery and the Hanna-Barbera team came to MGM and the quality of the films increased dramatically.

Now I am not saying "The Mad Maestro" is a terrible film...and for Harmon-Ising, it's one of their better ones. Like most of their cartoons, this one is not cutesy....though they did seem to love music and singing in their shorts...and this one is about an orchestra. All sorts of things happen which are kind of humorous....excellent for the 1930s but to be eclipsed easily in the 40s when cartoons took on an edgier and funnier tone.
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I Won't Play (1944)
7/10
What if he ISN'T full of hot air?
16 June 2019
Joe (Dane Clark) is a rather unpopular guy in his unit fighting in the South Pacific. That's because he is a name-dropper...and he claims not only to know some of the biggest stars but claims to have actually helped the likes of George Gershwin and Frank Sinatra to hit it big! He's obviously a blowhard and time and time again, the guys try to trap him in his lies. Imagine their surprise when one of the folks Joe claims to have helped in her career lands at their base! Now, it's time to put up or shut up, Joe!

This is well acted and shows that Warner Brothers could make some nice short films to help the war effort. It hold up nicely over time and is worth seeing.
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Famous Boners (1942)
6/10
People....get your minds out of the gutter!!
16 June 2019
Despite the salacious title, "Famous Boners" is not a porno film. Instead, it's a short that talks about three very dissimilar cases which all have a common thread...mistakes. The first involves Thomas Carlyle's book about the French Revolution, the second a dopey prisoner who escaped and was soon recaptured and the third involved a spy ring in the US during WWI.

None of these famous mistakes were earthshattering but they all were mildly interesting. Not a great short but a decent time-passer if it comes on before or after something you really wanted to see on TCM.
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Blondie: Mr. Dithers Moves in (1957)
Season 1, Episode 3
6/10
Just take your wife to Miami, Dithers!!!
16 June 2019
In "Mr. Dithers Moves In", you learn that Mr. Dithers is a major cheapskate and a lousy husband. How is this possible? Well, when their home is getting remodeled and painted, instead of taking his wife to Miami (which she REALLY wants), he arranges for the two of them to stay with the Bumsteads...which is odd since Mr. Dithers seems so annoyed whenever he's around Dagwood! But the problem is not just Mrs. Dithers...it seems that Mr. Dithers makes a nuisance of himself and the entire Bumstead household (including Daisy) want him to leave. What's next?

This is a mildly enjoyable episode of the series. Not among the best of them but a solid episode worth seeing.
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Blondie: Mr. Dithers Is Hospitalized (1957)
Season 1, Episode 2
7/10
An excellent second episode.
16 June 2019
The first episode to the "Blondie and Dagwood" TV series was disappointing. Fortunately, the second turned out well and my only complaint with it (and other episodes) is the terrible and invasive laughtrack.

When the show begins, Dagwood is given responsibility for building a market. While this is going on, Mr. Dithers is in the hospital with an ulcer. Unfortunately, Dagwood is an old softie and when a tree with a nest of bird eggs is about to be leveled to make room for the market, he halts production. While Dithers is furious with Dagwood, the public loves him and he's a hero....as well as a hero to his family for being so tender hearted. What's next?

The lot was enjoyable and I am glad to see the series got back on track after a rocky start.
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Love Bound (1932)
6/10
It's hard to believe that this hard-hearted woman wants Dick!
16 June 2019
Because "Love Bound" is a murder mystery, you realize very, very early into the movie who the victim will be. A much-hated woman who makes a fortune blackmailing innocent men in court is about to go on a cruise...and she receives a note threatening her life. Additionally, Dick, the son of the recently ruined man who was sued by her is also on the boat....and he's determined to get justice. Surprisingly, however, despite all the cliches and usual formula, she does NOT get killed. So what gives? Who's gonna die in this one?

This is a good movie because it avoided predictability and cliches. But it also does something that you'll either love or hate...the film gets you to believe that a professional blackmailer actually CAN do the right thing and she actually falls in love with her pursuer, Dick! Hard to believe she could fall for Dick, but also it opens up some interesting possibilities and twists. Well worth seeing.
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Danger Ahead (1935)
3/10
A gang of crooks who are dumber than dirt!
16 June 2019
The synopsis to this film listed on IMDB is 100% wrong. There is no Bob Hill in "Danger Ahead" and the plot is entirely different...and there is no armored car.

The story is very simple. A captain has come into money....$40,000 to be exact. However, a gang of idiots who cannot fight pursue him throughout the movie trying to take his money....and again and again, a smart reporter thwarts the mob....aided by his dopey sidekick (Fuzzy Knight).

The story is weak...even for a B-movie. Add to that impossibly inept crooks and you've got a movie that is, at best, a time-passer and nothing more.
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6/10
A bit more true than the later film.
15 June 2019
If you want a true account of the von Trapp family, you'd best read up on it yourself. While there have been movie accounts (including "The Sound of Music"), all take liberties with the facts. "Die Trapp-Familie" is closer to the truth, but it still feels a lot like the Hollywoodized film.

The version of this movie I watched combined both "Die Trapp-Familie" with its sequel, "The Trapp Family in America", into one movie....and it was dubbed into English as well...at least most of it. The songs, in contrast, were all sung in German.

In this less musical version, the only singing you mostly hear is when the family is performing in concerts...and the style of music is nothing like any you hear in "The Sound of Music". "The Sound of Music", simply put, has great music written for it....and the German-made films feature mostly classical style and religious tunes.

I could recount the plot...but most everybody knows about the family. So instead, let's talk about what was good and bad about the movie. The singing was, at times, dull and the entire movie looks and sounds like the Hollywood film but with a cheaper look to it. It is interesting but flat. Overall, it's similar enough to the more famous film that most won't want to bother with this one. Mostly it's a film for the very curious.
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Tiger Bay (1959)
7/10
A very strange sort of movie.
15 June 2019
Gillie (Hayley Mills) is a most unusual child. She's an orphan...and also a strange kid as well as a pathological liar. Her reactions throughout the movie are NOT typical of a child of 11, that's for sure!

Early in the film, Korchinsky (Horst Buchholz) returns from a long sea voyage to his fiance. She has vanished...which is odd as he's been paying her rent during his time at sea! When he eventually finds her, it turns out she doesn't care a bit about him and has been using him and other men for money. In a rage, he attacks her. She pulls out a gun but he ends up using it on her and she is dead. During this entire confrontation, Gillie is watching...and she soon takes off with Korchinsky chasing after her. Much of the movie consists of him trying to find the girl...and when they meet up, it's very odd and confusing. Instead of killing her, they hit it off and become friends! What's next? See the film.

Hayley was very enjoyable to watch as a terrible brat....and she easily upstaged the other actors. Her performance seemed very natural and the film is well worth your time.
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Shine 'em Up! (1922)
7/10
Paul saves the day....eventually!
15 June 2019
If you didn't know better, you'd swear that "Shine 'em Up!" is a Charley Chase film. After all, his brother James (billed as Paul Parrott instead of his actual name, James Parrott) looks a lot like Charley and the film could easily be mistaken for one of his comedy shorts.

A variety of things happen in this one (including a black lady hitting James for no apparent reason) but the main theme involves several escaped convicts and Paul/James' attempt to capture them. None of it is belly-laugh enducing but it is clever and enjoyable.

By the way, if you do see this one, look out for the leading lady, Jobyna Ralston. She was the leading lady in many of Harold Lloyd's films.
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5/10
For the wages of sin is pregnancy.
15 June 2019
"How Much Affection?" is a sex education film made for the schools back in the 1950s. While most such films are pretty silly when you see them today, this one is actually not bad and rather timeless.

The short film begins with Mary rushing into her home in tears. It seems that on her date, her boyfriend was going too far and too fast and that made her scared. You also see the plight of one of Mary's friends...one who didn't keep her feelings in check and ended up pregnant as a result. It also shows a scenario where it would be easy for teens to let their passions go wild....and is good for class discussions as it presents reasonably realistic stories real world kids can relate to without them being too preachy or schmaltzy.

Overall, despite a pathetic rating of 3.5, this isn't a bad film and deals effectively with sexuality and sexual urges.
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4/10
Is this all???'
15 June 2019
The copy I found of "Just a Real Good Car" is only three minutes long...as was the runtime listed on IMDB. However, I really suspect that the original film was much longer and the version I saw was truncated.

The story is scant. Charley (Charley Chase) has been asked to drive some neighbors to a picnic and once they are there, these folks behave obnoxiously and treat Charley like dirt.

There really isn't much more to it than this and the film is not particularly good because there just isn't enough plot to make it interesting.

No one is this obnoxious
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Bolero (1934)
6/10
Pleasant...and NOT by the numbers!
15 June 2019
"Bolero" is a pleasant little film....not one I'd rush out to see but one still worth seeing. It's particularly nice because although George Raft is known more for playing tough guys, here he's actually doing what he did best...dance.

When the film begins, Raoul (Raft) is working in a dance hall...dancing with old ladies for a pittance. He knows he's too good for that and soon find himself a dance partner and they hit it big in nightclubs. But there's a problem...Raoul always maintained that this was business but his partner is more interested in romance and her professionalism was lacking. Soon, he meets Helen (Carole Lombard) and she agees with him...it's business. And, not surprisingly, the act hits it even bigger...so big that Raoul has the money to do what he's drempt about...open his own nightclub. But a pesky little thing called WWI intervenes....so what's next?

The most interesting thing about this film for me was its Pre-Code sensibilities. Because Hollywood routinely ignored the old Production Code, a few shocking things occur in this one...such as a supporting actress being Sally Rand (doing a cleaned up version of her famous fan dance) and Raft with his hands on Lombard's boobs during the Bolero number! Shocking to imagine but things were pretty rique back before July, 1934!

Overall, a pleasant musical which is a tad better because again and again, the film surprised me by not using all the usual cliches and story elements. See the picture...see what I mean.
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8/10
The Island of Santa Maria isn't exactly a great place to live!
15 June 2019
In this story, the fictional Island of Santa Maria is the setting...a place much like Devil's Island in French Guyana. The prison's philosophy is simple...the prisoners are scum and anything you do to them is acceptable. Inmates die all the time and are a miserable lot...so it's hardly surprising that they are plotting an uprising. And, considering how brutal and hellish the place is, you really cannot blame them. The leader of this movement is one of the trustees, prisoner #83 (Conrad Veidt). And what is 83's name? Who cares to the folks running this place...he's just another piece of filth who deserves all you give him!

I appreciate this film because you find yourself rooting for the prisoners...the guards and folks in charge are THAT vicious! Most prison films never achieve this, though "Brute Force" comes pretty close.

So is it worth seeing? Absolutely. The film is quite exciting, well written and kept my attention throughout. I wish it had ended a bit differently....but that's more due to personal preference as opposed to the ending being weak.
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Bedelia (1946)
8/10
This lady has issues!
14 June 2019
When the story begins, Bedelia (Margaret Lockwood) is on her honeymoon with Charlie (Ian Hunter). They seem tremendously happy and there's only one odd thing you notice about her...she refuses to have her picture taken. This is weird and you'd think the husband would wonder if she's a wanted woman or something. But, he's in love and a bit hard-headed...and simply won't consider her to be anything other than the perfect wife. On this honeymoon, they meet an artist and he's much more than just an artist...it turns out he's investigating a case where a woman has murdered her husband for the insurance money....and he thinks Bedelia might be this lady. He also begins to suspect that there might have been more than just her one deceased husband!

This is a very good story and Lockwood is frightfully good. When things are going well for her, she's cool and manipulative. And, when things appear to be going badly, she's irrational, histrionic and like a caged beast. An interesting character study, to say the least. The rest of the cast is also quite good but perhaps the biggest star of all this are the writers...as the story is engaging, exciting and kept my interest throughout. Well worth your time.
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6/10
An excellent and fast-paced B.
14 June 2019
Judy (Louise Platt) is a nice young lady who lives with her step-mother. There is a big problem, however....her step-mother's boyfriend (Jack LaRue) is evil and won't keep his hands off Judy. Eventually, he even tries to assault her and she fights back...knocking him out cold. However, she doesn't realize that AFTER this happened, the step-mother found him and finished him off once and for all! And, it turns out the step is NOT a nice person...and she lets her step-daughter take the rap for a murder she didn't commit! What's next for poor Judy?! It can't possibly get any worse...can it?!

Because this movie was made during the era of the tough Production Code, so much in the story isn't said because of the restrictions of the code. Not once is rape or sexual assault mentioned....and it clearly IS why Judy had to fight off her attacker. And, oddly, no mention or allusion to this is made in her defense in court...and it clearly would make the killing (had she actually done it) justified.

While there are some familiar story elements and it's an inexpensive B-movie, this does not mean it's poor in any way. Decent acting, a taut script and decent direction make this a nice example for those who want to show that Bs could be quite good. Worth your time....and enjoyable.
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Man of Evil (1944)
8/10
An old fashioned romance...and a very good one at that.
14 June 2019
Fanny (Phyllis Calvert) is a lovely young lady who, through no fault of her own, is persecuted throughout the story due to her heritage. It seems that her father was an important nobleman and she didn't even know it. That is because his family annulled his marriage to a commoner....and the pregnant woman later remarried and her new husband raised Fanny as his very own. She only learns of all this after the death of her mother and step-father. She is, briefly, introduced to her biological father and they spend time together...though unfortunately not enough time. Soon, he, too, is dead and Fanny is out fending for herself. However, a lovely nobleman (Stewart Granger) falls for her and promises her a life of ease and love....but at the cost of him being disowned by his family. What is Fanny to do? After all, she loves him but won't stand in his way. And, what about the incredibly evil Lord Manderstoke (James Mason), as he and the boyfriend's family seem bent on destroying Fanny.

This film is a lovely story...very much like an old fashioned love story. This is NOT meant as an insult...such stories can be very satisfying if well written and the characters enjoyable...which they definitely are here.
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4/10
Too many story elements simply don't make much sense.
14 June 2019
Warning: Spoilers
Max Ophüls was an excellent director and the two leads (Joan Bennett and James Mason) were excellent actors. So why then is "The Reckless Moment" such a disappointing film? Well, it's the writing...and if you look there are MANY writers credited for the movie...a sure sign that it is going to disappoint.

When the story begins, Lucy Harper (Bennett) confronts a man at least her age. Why? Because this old lech has been dating Lucy's 17 year-old daughter on the sligh! And, she threatens to go to the police or do SOMETHING unless he stops.

A bit later, the lech secretly visits the daughter and they get into an argument. He falls and is killed...and it's an accident. But the daughter didn't see this and had no idea he was dead. The next day, Lucy goes outside and finds the man's body. Now clearly you can see where he fell through a railing and died...a rather clear case of an accidental death. But she hides the body anyway!!

Later, a 'nice' blackmailer (?!) arrives and announces that Lucy must give him $5000 or he'll give some incriminating letters from the daughter to the dead man to the authorities. Again, her daughter didn't kill him...so WHY would she agree to pay the blackmail...or at least try to?! This doesn't make sense.

What also makes no sense is when the blackmailer soon falls in love with Lucy! By his own admission, he's a career criminal and now he has a conscience?! Well, his partner is NOT pleased and he soon arrives....demanding the $5000 from Lucy. When the 'nice' blackmailer arrives and finds this, he attacks his partner!! Does any of this make sense? No...and what follows REALLY makes no sense....and in fact there were MANY other scenes which made little sense.

The sad thing about this movie is that it has many wonderful scenes and much of it is written well. But too often folks behave in ways that simply defy common sense and a good crime film instead turns into a very disappointing one.
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