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Claude Rains steals the picture


Let's face it, this is an extremely plodding and dreary picture. The only saving grace is Claude Rains, in a sadly brief role as Paul. His acting prowess blows everyone else out of the water, especially Lloyd Bridges who is, quite frankly, awful.

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Quite frankly, I thought Lloyd Bridges stole the picture, and not necessarily in a good way!




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I entirely agree with you: not only did he steal the picture, his character was so strong and purposeful—though not necessarily attractive, of course— that he became by far the most potent in the film. Claude Rains and Glenn Ford were soft in comparison.

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But then, when did Claude Rains ever not steal a picture?

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I agree Claude Rains was always a scene stealer.

It's that man again!!

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Bridges did a great job creating an interesting character who could simply have been a two-dimensional ex-Nazi, but was made much more complex by this actor.

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