Sunday, August 24, 2008


Saturday, August 23, 2008

This was kind of a Casablanca knock off, at least slightly, although a much better one than To Have and Have Not, and with a lot more noir thrown in. This is, I believe, the 2nd Rita Hayworth film I've seen, and although she's no Ingrid Bergman, I can see the attraction. I could have done without the unnecessary song and dance sequences, which really wreck the mood of what's otherwise a dark story. It's even worse than when she suddenly started singing for no reason in The Lady From Shanghai. I'm sensing a weird trend here of studio executives shoehorning her other talents into movie in which they don't appropriately fit. I wonder if it happens in her other movies?

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