Stalking had not been invented in 1948 but in this film it is very much in evidence, only the personality of the great MR GRANT holds this film together, the script writer made a real mess of the dialogue, CARY GRANTS eagerness to have his future wife in this film leads to unbelieveable scenes in which a beautiful woman degrades herself in such a way as to be unbelieveable, and Franchot Tone is totally miscast as an ageing lothario. Not one of CARY GRANTS best efforts. Cringeworthy is a word that comes to mind to describe this film, out of CARY GRANTS 74 films this has got to come near the bottom. The print quality and sound are good for a film of this age, but the reformatting of this film from 4.3 to wide screen leads to some distortion of the figures and in this case the review in the BBC Film Guide is spot on in it,s comments about the doubtful qualities and 2 star review of it,s production. PS No I have not had a bad day, see my other reviews of CARY GRANTS efforts, I will have to look at his later masterpieces again to give my mind a refresh into how good he can be with a good script and director. John Bentley. Liverpool.
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