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This an MGM movie.
My favorite studio after RKO.
Also, it's Bond's studio.
MGM didn't really do too many noirs, actually.
At least not like RKO, Warners or Universal.
I should watch the Jack Nicholson version some day.
He's another of my favorite actors.
Little bits of business between Garfield and Lana that are spot on.
Too bad Karloff's not around to just throw him in the lake.
I should revisit California some day, just to see Malibu Lake.
Lana is pissed off.
..oddly, when I was younger I knew Leon Ames mostly as the next door neighbor on "Mr. Ed." :))
But, yes, the supporting cast for this film is excellent.
Haha! That's right- MR ED.
He's in a ton of noirs, LADY IN THE LAKE, ANGEL FACE, DIAL 1119, etc
Great character actor.
Another great noir femme fatale.
I totally love both films. Yet, despite having similar plots, I find the vibe different for the two films. While I have little empathy for Stanwyck, I do find myself feeling sorry for Lana's Cora. She really wants to make something of that diner (ambition) and her husband, by forcing her to take care of his ailing sister - without consulting her first - makes her attempt to "escape" somewhat logical.
It's pretty funny. :D
I love how jealous and pissed off she gets here.
True. There's excellent motivation for the characters in this film.
Great ending to a great noir!
Spoiler: They really didn't like it.
They really played entire scenes on their show. I miss Siskel and Ebert. Even though I didn't always agree with their reviews they were pretty entertaining.
They tended to review films on their own merit rather than comparing them to other adaptations as with this film.
Here's one of my favorite episodes where they praise black and white movies......