This is an easy to overlook movie from Joan Crawford's noir lead renaissance in the late 40s.
Most of them were made by her home studio Warner Brothers, but for this one, she was loaned out to 20th Century Fox. It is not as well known, or readily available as her WB films.
The style of this movie is clearly noir, but the subject matter is a love triangle. Where is the murder, or the serious mental illness, or the organised crime syndicate? The subject matter seems a bit at odds with the style. That is not to say that it makes it a bad movie, but it can be heavy going for a relatively simple and benign plot.
Joan is well at home in the genre, and wrings every emotion from her lines. Here she looks and acts most like 'Mildred Pierce' of all her other movies. Dana Andrews and especially Henry Fonda provide excellent foils for her.
The disc has a good 'making of' featurette, and another about producer Otto Preminger.
If you are a fan of Joan Crawford you will love it.