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The only real weakness for me was...


They did not make it very clear why wife was so in love with the falsely accused husband. He was not that handsome. They did not develop his character enough to tell us why he was such a wonderful guy. We were just supposed to believe that he was the "only man" which June Vincent, to her credit, made believable.
If I had been the wife, I think I would have gone for Duryea in a heartbeat!

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LOL, I couldn't agree more, since I kept thinking just the same all the time. The husband wasn't attractive at all nor seemed to be the most interesting, loving or interesting man, either, whereas there always was something very sexy about Dan Duryea. They should have cast another guy with some sort of charisma to play the husband, so we could get to a certain extent why was she so loyal and in love with him.

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The condemned husband, while being the plot-driver, was treated as an afterthought. That, I can live with. What I can't excuse is the fact that there was NO chemistry between Dan Duryea and June Vincent. After a test shoot, some casting changes should have been made.

As always, Broderick Crawford (although underused) and Peter Lorre were stellar.

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She was in love with him. Obviously she wasn't troubled by his mediocre looks. Also, there was no reason to develop his character. He was arrested for the crime and he was in jail throughout most of the film.

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June Vincent was not that attractive..so she matched her husband in looks.

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Perhaps Vincent's character was not as shallow as you sound.

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