directed by Roy William Neill
U.S.A. 1946

Not exactly a pristine Cornell Woolrich adaptation, since the brooding subjectivism (so lovingly preserved in a real poverty row quickie like Fear in the Night) has been partly pruned to leave a moody thriller along the lines of Phantom Lady, beautifully crafted with the sort of unpretentious skill Neill brought to the Rathbone-Bruce Sherlock Holmes series. The authentic tang of noir is lent by Duryea, superb in (for once) a sympathetic role as the tormented musician with the faithless wife who finds the solution to the mystery of her murder surfacing through the alcoholic haze of his memory. Lovely supporting cast too.

Excerpt from TimeOut Film Guide located HERE


Theatrical Release: 2 August 1946

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Runtime 1:20:24

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.16 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

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Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles English, Spanish, French, none
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Studio: Universal Studios

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Original Trailer

DVD Release Date: July 6th, 2004

Chapters 18


Shows lots of film grain and relative sharpness. A pretty solid DVD for the money, but it's a shame there are no Extra Features. The subtitles are appreciated! out of  


Gary W. Tooze


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