Funny, because it has every cliche!
Doesn't miss any of them. At first I felt like I was seeing "Casablanca Goes Sonic Boom", you know, a formula flick. I mean, despite what one reviewer said, this was a Bogart vehicle, no question.
Older guy, younger girl, lot's of booze, bravado, and 'noble reasons' why the 50 year old guy and the 22 year old girl aren't together, even though it's clear they are a 'team'.
Well, let's just suffice to say by about a third of the way through I was giggling at some of the dialog. By 2/3's down, I was watching a comedy, and by the end, it may as well have been "Duck Soup". A parody of 40's romances, combat flicks, and the Bogart persona.
Man, what hackneyed writing. And despite what yet another reviewer said, Bogie was a pro. He was playing this straight, they all are, it's part of what makes it so darned funny. I didn't see any 'inside joke' stuff from him, he played it as straight as he played Rick, or many of his other 40's characters.
Still glad I saw it, although this one won't wind up in the Library Of Congress for sure.