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Talented Meg Myles wants more, and ends up with nothing
Author: msroz from United States
13 January 2013
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
"Satan in High Heels" is a good and enjoyable film noir with a number of positives. The story itself is interesting, telling of a talented burlesque dancer, Meg Myles, who can sing. She steals $900 from her husband, runs off to New York City and is taken in and groomed for a cabaret act. She has talent and sings two good songs in the course of the movie, but she wants more. She strings along the club owner who sets her up in a fancy apartment, and she seems to be playing footsie with the lesbian club manager for awhile, but she falls for the owner's son. When her desperate and pliable ex-husband shows up, he is putty in her hands, and she plots a violent way to get what she wants.
The club manager is played to the hilt by husky-voiced Grayson Hall. Del Tenney makes an impression as the gay pianist. Also appearing is Sabrina, who does one number. The jazz score is by Mundell Lowe. We enter a night club world with knowing people, ambitious people, frustrated people, and sexual people.
The movie is not overdone or overacted and, for the most part, is done smoothly. It plays a bit slowly and lacking in tension and forward momentum, and not all the acting clearly conveys the characters. These negatives are not deadly. This is not an amateurish production, but a reasonable independent production. I think everyone concerned was serious about making a good film and they succeeded. I was delighted to run across this film and see it.