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DARK BUT ENTERTAINING NOIR WESTERN
on 24 December 2013
Dick Powell gives a wonderfully droll performance in this 'Film Noir' Western, and Jane Greer was a discovery for me, No token 'dame' here, but a superb actress whose stunning looks belied her talent. The story gets a bit complicated, especially towards the end, but who cares. Very pacey, and the one-liners just keep coming. Burl Ives gives a good performance too, and sings the background song in his usual heart rending fashion. Raymond Burr is somewhat wasted in a small supporting role, but he had bigger things to come, particularly the seminal Perry Mason TV series, which used his understated but authoritative style to great effect.