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The Neeson/Cranham version.
on 25 July 2013
Although a little dated now, I found this a well thought out murder mystery which kept you guessing right up to the final scene.
Neeson keeps his insecure,seedy charactor believable throughout and he is ably supported by Kenneth Cranham as his ex-partner in the police force now reluctantly watching over him.
I would say that little was budgetted to create a late 50"s feel for the film save for a single Wolsely car driven by Cranham and an old Ford Consul? driven by Neeson.
The twists and turns and red herrings of the plot take prominence most of the time,sometimes stretching one"s incredibility.
But it kept my interest right up to the end. As an aside my wife and I both guessed incorrectly the identity of the killer!
Not as fast paced as some of the great thrillers out there but interesting enough to entertain in a low-key way.