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KISS still a great view. FROM S1 DVD
on 1 September 2017
This review is for the"S1" "Hollywood classics release (DVD). An excellent 4.3 B/W transfer, clear picture, good sound, optional English Subtitles, an interview with Richard Widmark, a commentary and trailer. Not bad for the price. The film is probably on most Film Noir lovers top 10 of favourites, and in fact if, in the pub with like minded fans, the question came up...Name a "Film Noir"..then I would bet this one would be one of, if not the first, to come up. It's a snappy tightly paced 95 minutes with Victor M carrying the film, ably supported by Donlevy as an Asst. DA, and Coleen Gray as Vic's love interest. I have to say here that I have never been comfortable with Widmark's performence, sacrilige as that may be, and I concede I am in a minority, but to me, he never convinced. However the film remains very enjoyable even after nearly 70 years and that speaks volumes. Recomended.