“where is it?”
Such an iconic film and cast. It’s a true detective of the 40s kind and with all the ‘dame’ and smokey delivery you expect from the greats.
Humphrey, Peter, Sydney, Mary and Gladys give it such a fun, quick delivery and there’s an easy going, non-threatening feeling about this romp into b&w intrigue. Very much a pulp novella or even comic strip dramatisation.
Doesn’t feel long or overly complicated, the locations are compact and apart from a little scuffle here and there, not much action although a lot of uneasy smiling and occasional death. Just enough, you understand.
Enjoyable and of its time, nor just for film buffs or Bogey fans and one of the most copied styles done with style. Bit dated now but the editing sharpens the script to perfection.
Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
If I had extras with it then yes. Otherwise no, I’d hold out for the occasional, rare TV showing.
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Do I marry the dame or just leave her to hang? I’m gonna marry this one. Not big and bold but certainly a classic I could live with.