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Not brilliant perhaps, but well done and atmospheric

Its pretty obvious who the murderer is in this film, so its never as suspenseful as it might have been, yet it was still enjoyable. The filmmakers seemed to be delving more into John Mills' psychological trauma and the dilemma he found himself in rather than making it more Hitchcockian and ginning up the suspense. The atmosphere of the seedy rooming house and post-war Britain helped a great deal, as well as the fine performances of Mills, Joan Greenwood, Kay Walsh and the others. I'd never seen the wonderful Ms. Greenwood play such a normal, even mousy girl before, but she displays quiet strength and determination and captivates as always.


i did love the atmosphere and the performance by Mills.

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